Markina, whose official name is Markina-Xemein, is the birthplace of great Basque pelota players and is located on the Camino del Norte. The current municipality is the result of the merger of the population centres of Markina and the parish of Xemein. The rural and natural surroundings of Markina are of exceptional beauty and value.
A little history
This town was founded in the 14th century and a large part of its historic quarter still has its medieval layout. The old town is made up of numerous buildings and monuments of interest. Also, surrounding the main centre there are more elements that are worth a visit, such as the palace of Patrokua or the parish church of Santa María de la Asunción de Xemein, declared a National Monument of the Basque Country.