The palace

At the beginning of the 16th century, María de Igartza ordered the construction of the palace that can be seen today on the site where until the year 1476 a medieval tower-house stood. In addition to being the largest wooden palace to be built in the Basque Country, it is the only one that has an aerial gallery and a central wooden patio. In fact, that is what gives character and heritage value to the building.

In the interior the central patio dominates, since all the rooms are positioned around it. The aerial gallery, whose structure is made of wood, also stands out as the most attractive feature of the palace.

On the walls of the main room there are 400-year-old paintings, where two boats and some writings can be seen.

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Between 1996 and 2000, the Sociedad de Ciencias Aranzadi (Aranzadi Science Society) began a process of investigation and documentation of the building. The conclusions drawn were used to carry out the scientific restoration that was promoted by the Town Council of Beasain and the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, working in collaboration, between 2007 and 2010.

JAUREGIA

The second son of the lords of Lazkano, García López, began to repopulate Igartza and ordered the construction of the first tower-house.

14TH CENTURY (1370-1380)

15TH CENTURY (until 1476)

By the 15th century the tower-house had been demolished. After the demolition of the medieval tower, the new building was constructed.

New building constructed after the demolition of the medieval tower. María López de Igarza ordered its construction at the beginning of the 16th century.

16TH CENTURY

1996

The investigation of the Monumental Complex of Igartza by Aranzadi Science Society begins.

The construction of the new bridge begins.

2000

2000

The town council buys the Igartza Palace.

The doors of the Igartza Palace are opened to the public.

11 June 2000

7 June 2006

Aranzadi finds the remains of the old Igartza tower-house

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Bibliografia

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Agirre-Mauleon, Juantxo et ali. Igartza Historia y Patrimonio Cultural. Capítulo 3. El palacio. Beasaingo Paperak 8. 2000. Beasaingo Udala. ISBN: 84-921541-4-4.
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Santana Alberto, Gonzalez Cembellin, Juan Manuel “Clasificación tipológica d elos primeros palacios del País Vasco”.Pp-177-196. Revisión del Arte del Renacimiento Ed.Eusko Ikaskuntza, 84-895 16 -59-6 Donostia 1998.
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Hugh Johnson. La madera. Ed.blume.Barcelona,1994. ISBN: 84-8076-087-7