Urola Valley offers a unique opportunity to history lovers. It offers a pass or ticket to make 5 stops at five museums around Azkoitia, Azpeitia, Zestoa and Zumaia and take a closer looks at its history; visitors can get firsthand knowledge about some of the milestones and key moments in its history, from the origins of the land, prehistory and the period between the 16th and 18th centuries, to the present day. They will also be able to travel along Urola Valley, from the green inland areas to the estuary by the sea.
The pass costs 10Ç and with it you can access five interpretation centres: Algorri Nature Interpretation Centre , in Zumaia, where the history of the land is explained through rocks; the Ekainberri Caves, in Zestoa, with the first human remains of the valley in Prehistoric times; Loiola Sanctuary , in Azpeitia, where the visitor will discover the life and legacy of San Ignacio de Loyola; also in Azpeitia is another essential stop, the Basque Railway Museum, to discover the history of the beginning of the 20th century and the industrialisation in the Basque Country. The fifth and last stop is at Zuloaga Museum in Zumaia, with an important collection of paintings and sculptures of the generation of 98 and 20th-century art.
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