Bergara is located in the southwest of the historical territory of Gipuzkoa, in Debagoiena region. It is the second biggest municipality of Gipuzkoa and has 13 neighbourhoods. It is situated at an important junction of communications and less than one hour far from the three capitals of the Basque Autonomous Region: San Sebastián, Bilbao and Vitoria.
Surrounded by green mountains, Bergara is basically an industrial city of services, which proudly looks back to the past. A converging point of merchants in the Middle Ages, Bergara was remarkable for its educational institutions in the Enlightenment (18th century). A century later Carlist wars took place in Bergara, where the Embrace of Bergara (Abrazo de Bergara) gave way to the end of the first Carlist war, going down in the history of the Basque Autonomous Region.
The municipality presents many interesting monuments, among them the parish church of San Pedro de Ariznoa, Olaso Tower and Egino-Mallea and Irizar Palaces.
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