La localidad que vio nacer al navegante Juan Sebastián Elkano

Tower of Miguel de Necolalde

Here stood in the past Miguel de Necolalde's house. During the first half of the 17th century held the office of “General Veedor (Inspector) of the Navy”, which involved financial and administrative managing of the Spanish Navy placed in Gipuzkoa. In fact, French frontier was an strategic post. He promoted the creation of the Royal Northern Squadron, the main privateer flote which hindered trade between France and the Northern Europe countries.

From 1646 on, he helped to reactivate ship building industry, seriously damaged by the Franco-Spanish war which broke out in 1635.