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What to see > Bizkaia > Markina-Xemein

Discover the “University of Pelota” and the rich history of this beautiful town’s medieval past. In Markina-Xemein, the heart of Basque pelota beats strong.

This town is not only home to the prestigious “University of Pelota” training centre for the world’s best pelotaris (Basque pelota players), but also invites visitors to explore its rich history.

Stroll through its cobblestone streets and discover beautiful churches and farmhouses that tell the story of this land, where tradition and sport mix together perfectly.