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Like many other coastal towns, the origin of Lekeitio is very humble, he was born on the banks of the estuary of Lea as sailor and fisherman village.

Given its location privilegiad, Dona Maria Diaz de Haro granted the charter-peopled founding in 1325. One of its major dedications was the whaling from the same population, but to reduce their number, had to chase them to Greenland, where they found cod banks. Furthermore inshore fishing was plentiful and all gave rise to a flourishing industry of canned and salted fish, which brought prosperity to the town.

The cessation of border clashes between the lords of the towers and ironworks, gave way in the fifteenth century to an era of prosperity, which attracted these gentlemen to the villages, where they built their towers and palaces. So in Lekeitio, to which the American trade will rectivar in seventeenth and eighteenth century, when the nobility rebuilds its baroque palaces. The final expansion of Lekeitio, came from the nineteenth century, when it became a summer resort become important.


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Como tantas otras poblaciones costeras, el origen de Lekeitio es muy humilde, pues naci a orillas de la ria del Lea como pueblo marinero y pescador.

Dada su situaci髇 privilegiad, do馻 Maria D韆z de Haro le otorg la carta-puebla de fundaci髇 en 1325. Una de sus dedicaciones importantes, fue la pesca de la ballena desde la misma poblaci髇, pero al disminuir su n鷐ero, tuvieron que perseguirlas hasta Groenlandia, donde encontraron bancos de bacalao. Adem醩 la pesca de bajura era abundante y todo ello dio origen, a una floreciente industria de conservas y salaz髇 de pescado, que trajo consigo la prosperidad de la villa.

El cese de las luchas fronterizas, entre los se駉res de las torres y ferrer韆s, dio paso en el siglo XV a una 閜oca de prosperidad, que atrajo a dichos se駉res a las villas, donde construyeron sus torres y palacios. Asi sucede en Lekeitio, al que el comercio americano, volver a rectivar en el siglo XVII y XVIII, momento en el que la nobleza vuelve a construir sus palacios barrocos. La definitiva expansi髇 de Lekeitio, se produjo a partir del siglo XIX, cuando pas a convertirse en lugar de veraneo importante.

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