Guevara Basque Country Spain

Guevara / Gebara is a small village through which the Zadorra River runs. The village is administered by the council of Barrundia and situated in the province of Álava, in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain. The place is renowned for the role played by the lords of Guevara in the Basque Party Wars of the late Middle Ages and their castle conspicuous from miles away at the top of a hill.

Here can be found the:

  • The castle of Guevara: Destroyed in the Carlist Wars (19th century), now in ruins.
  • Palace of the Guevara family: At the foot.
  • Church of the Assumption (Iglesia de la Asunción).

There is a local festival dedicated to the Assumption of Mary on August 15.

The Brotherhood of Guevara (Hermandad de Guevara) formerly administered the village of Guevara, as well as Elguea, Etura and Urízar, but after the municipal reforms of the 19th century, the Brotherhood was converted into a municipality. In 1885, the municipality was integrated into that of Barrundia.

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