Segura preserves architectural remains from the time when the town was entrusted to defend the Road to Santiago. In the built-up area, we will find manor houses and remains of the walls and of some of their gates, especially of the interesting one that led to the old Zerain's path. In addition, there are endless churches and gothic hermitages in the surroundings.
The first settlement was established, even before the foundation of the town in the 13th century, around one of these hermitages, San Andrés. The Old Quarter has notable palaces, like the Lardizabal or the Guevara, and houses like the Ardixarra -one of the oldest in the Basque Country- or the Arrue. Nevertheless, the most representative building is the Church of Our Lady of La Asunción. The altarpiece of this Basque gothic construction has 42 churrigueresque sculptures by Luis Carmona. The local Easter processions and the Descent of the Articulated Christ on Good Friday are very famous in the Basque Country.
As it is located in the foothills of the Aizkorri and Aralar mountain ranges, Segura enjoys privileged natural spots. From the very heart of the municipality, we can access to mountains such as Edare, Aitz-Leor and Mariñamendi.
Segura stands out due to its artisan tradition, related to the manufacture of wicker and wooden tools. The talos or corn cakes, as well as the famous Segura Cake, are the most representative products of the local gastronomy.
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- Parish Church of Our Lady of La Asunción: This Basque gothic building presents three naves and transept vaults.
- Lardizabal Palace: This building, nowadays housing the Town Hall, reserves an old large family coat of arms.
- Guevara Palace: A manor reminiscence of the Middle Ages in gothic style.
- Convent of the Immaculate Conception: Old Convent of Santa Isabel, in gothic style.
- Medieval Interpretation Centre: Located in the Ardixarra House, it reviews Segura's history and its relation to the Middle Ages and the Road to Santiago.
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