The lineage of the Ozaeta is, as with the Gabiria, one of the oldest and most respected in the whole of Gipuzkoa.
The two families were involved in an extremely violent feud during the Late Medieval period.
Building work began on the current palace around the middle of the 16th century, decades after the family’s original tower has fallen into a state of ruin. The palace is a rectangular building, with its front façade opening out onto a little crenelated parade ground.
Its access is flanked by classical columns and the figures of two lions, each one holding a coat of arms. These features, together with the sentry boxes on the corners, testify to a military and warlike past.
The façade on the side looking out toward the river is remarkable for its delightful three-arched gallery in the early 16th century Renaissance style. The building was extended and improved in the 17th and 19th centuries.
This palace, together with its extensive garden and the bridge over the River Deba, provides a picturesque setting.