Villa Adela

The Gándara family, which had apparently made money in Argentina, ordered this house in 1901 to local architects Francisco Echevarría Trapaga and Alfredo de la Escalera y Amblard. It was apparently a summer house with a very clear French influence: two towers with big roofs and two lookout spaces, one of them made out of iron columns. It looks like a beautiful building if it were in the middle of a large city but it’s too ostentatious when placed in the middle of nowhere, as it really is. The building has a big garden and a small church. It is said that the house hosted the first president of the Basque Government, José Antonio Aguirre, when trying to escape from Civil War in 1937.

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