→ 1.30 → Larrabetzu → 3.40km → Lezama

Altitude
75
To end of camino
699.70
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Correos
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes
Fiesta

San Isidro, the patron of the town, is celebrated on the 15th of May.

History

Larrabetzu is one of the most outspoken villages in the Basque fight for independence. The city was a key location in the line of defense known as the Iron Belt. The hillsides here are criss-crossed with trenches and fortified bunkers designed to defend against the capture of Bilbao by the fascists in 1936. The efforts were unsuccessful, but the pro-Basque vision never waned. The city remains painted and plastered with graffiti and banners proclaiming independence for the Basque country and liberty for resistance members currently imprisoned.

The Road

The camino turns right at the entrance to Larrabetzu, leaving the main road behind. In town it turns right and begins to follow a different road directly to Lezama.

Accommodation in Larrabetzu

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Just arrive in Larrabetzu at 14h30, the albergue is already full (only 11 beds available) and it seems the next albergue in Lezama is close. I found a casa rural near, but most of pilgrims have to take a bus to bilbao and come back tomorrow.

michael

We stayed one night in the beautiful Casa Rural Miramendi some 2 kilometres past Larrabetzu. Absolutely recomnended, if you want to treat yourself to some luxury along the camino

michael

Perfect spot for a rest - the town has everything a pilgrim needs and locals are very friendly and helpful. The albergue is clean and welcoming.

michael

As mentioned above, there are several NEW accommodations at the town center. The town itself is lovely and the people are friendly and helpful.
Maybe these pensions and albergues are still under the radar, but they are there and already operating. If we did not have pre booked an room in LEZAMA, we would have stayed here.

michael

A beautiful spot to stop for the night, but the hospitalario made me and a few others in my group feel uncomfortable. Overly familiar and touchy and discussing women’s bodies.