Bergara has a long cultural tradition that dates back many years. In the 18th century, it was famous throughout Europe because its “Royal Seminary” managed to separate tungsten for the very first time.
We suggest spending the morning getting to know the Monuments of Bergara.
If you prefer to strike out on your own, you can start the tour of the old quarter at the square Plaza San Martín de Agirre, where you will find the Town Hall and the Royal Seminary, and then make your way along the streets Barrenkalea, Artekalea and Goenkalea, admiring the 16th and 17th palaces and tower houses, as well as the parishes of San Pedro and, on the other side of the river, Santa Marina.
There’s plenty to see, but make sure you don’t miss the angled balconies on the houses called Arrese and Agirrebeña, the elegance of the house called Ondartza, and the Olaso tower, or the bas-relief on the house of Jauregi.
In the afternoon, you can visit the Laboratorium Museum, where you can see the Royal Seminary’s legacy in the form of its 18th and 19th century collections in Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Human Anatomy and Zoology.
You can also enjoy the garden here at the Errekalde Palace, and also visit other magnificent gardens in the town.
At the end of the day, and before you leave Bergara, make sure you try some of its famous patisseries. They include Bergara’s famous rellenos (fillings) and tostones ( cookies) and the sweet “wolfram Goxua”, which can be bought and eaten at local cake shops.
For information on cultural activities, check SEMINARIXOA >>