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A route through history and monuments (Ispaster)

Ispaster is the centre of the Ispaster municipality. It could be considered as belonging to the 19th century, although there is no evidence of much earlier occupation. It comprises a small, rectangular square with a church nd a mansion at both ends and a series of neoclassical houses and taverns with houses at the back along the sides. A narrow street lined with rows of houses gives onto the square, making the centre look similar to a town.

These groups of farmhouses are dispersed throughout the countryside. Some of the more important ones are Barainka, Mendasona, Goiherri, Solarte, Kortazar, Zatika, Artika, Kurtziaga and Gardata.

Here yuo are a little selection: 

THE ARANA MANSION

A classic Baroque country mansion, with a good ashlar façade framed by two towers on either side, that is accessed through an arched porch, similar to 18th century farmhouses. Actually, the mansion is the extension of a Gothic farmhouse built in 1500. It still preserves a Gothic door at the rear. The mansion was the birthplace of Jacinto Arana, inquisitor and bishop of Zamora.

THE AIXPE AURREKOA FARMHOUSE

A Gothic farmhouse built during the first quarter of the 16th century, with a wooden framework and a façade in three sections. The middle section has a covered porch, while the two side sections are made of masonry with small pointed arches for ventilation.

Although it has been renovated, the farmhouse has kept its historical structure intact. It is still the oldest farmhouse in the region.