Iglesia del Carmen

Point of interest en Markina

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Iglesia del Carmen

Iglesia del Carmen | Wikimedia Commons. Usuario: Zarateman

Iglesia del Carmen | Wikimedia Commons. Usuario: Zarateman

History of the Iglesia del Carmen

The history of the Iglesia del Carmen dates back to 1724, the year in which its construction was completed. There is no specific information about the architect of the building, although it is the Carmelite friar Marcos who appears as one of the main responsible. 

Over the years, the building went from being a convent to the headquarters of the French troops. These events, which occurred in 1808, in turn led to the total exclaustration of the religious who lived there. It was not until 1869 that they were able to return to the Iglesia del Carmen. 

The building, of baroque style, and located in Markina is currently used as a hostel thanks to part of the dependencies for pilgrims on the Camino del Norte. 

A church in a privileged environment

The Church of Carmen de Markina-Xemein is located in a privileged spot on the Camino del Norte, being the arrival point for the Deba-Markina stage (24.0km) and the departure point for Markina-Guernica. 

In the town we can also find other points of interest that you should not miss. One of them is the Sortalekua Palace, also with a great history behind it. With a construction dating from 1666, the building is currently the town hall of Markina-Xemein.

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