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Church of St Martin of Tours

The Church of San Martín de Tours in Urretxu, of medieval origin and with notable transformations in the 16th century, stands out for its marked polyvalence, evidenced in its religious and, possibly, defensive function in its early days. Its austere and solid construction presents a harmony of styles, including Renaissance, Gothic and precursors of the Baroque, being particularly remarkable the wooden dome of the sixteenth century, designed by Juan de Lizarazu.

Over the centuries, it underwent several alterations, such as the construction of the tower in the 18th century and the demolition of the apse in 1861. The integral restoration in 1982 rescued this architectural treasure, which houses altarpieces of great importance, such as those of Our Lady and Santa Catalina, made by artists such as Domingo de Mendiaraz and Juan de Araoz. The church, with its rich history and central role in the religious life of Urretxu, stands as a place of meeting and devotion for the community.

  • Address
    Iparragirre Kalea 14, Urretxu, Gipuzkoa (Spain)
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Labor days from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, Saturday from 17:00 to 19:00, Sunday from 12:00 to 13:30. Visits only by appointment
  • What to see
    Baroque altarpieces

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