Take a tour to our open-air museum and learn how to obtain charcoal from the leftover wood in the forests and to understand the life of the charcoal burner..
Charcoal burning every November
In Irrisarri Land it is vital to take care of traditions and keep them alive. As a result, every year at the end of November the coalhouse is turned on as before. Around 18,000 kg of wood from the Irisarri forests, mostly chestnut and oak, are used in the construction of the coalhouse.
From this moment on, volunteers from Irrisarri Land take care of the coalhouse (txondorra) so that everything goes well and, if everything is correct, they can start obtaining charcoal in early January. This charcoal is used almost entirely in the grills of the restaurants in the park.
Famous people in the field of Basque culture took part in the burning of the coalhouse: Iñaki Perurena, Xabier Euzkitze, Xabier Argote, Toti Martínez de Lecea, Aizpea Goenaga and Itziar Sistiaga.