“All these quarries are made of sandstone, ondar-arrie. In reality, Mount Igueldo is made up of this type of sandstone, so to make lime in the Karobiak they had to bring the stone from outside in carts. The stones inside the mountain do not improve, they only remain; outside, in the air, with the rain, the wind and the cold they improve, they harden.”
“Los canteros del Igueldo” escrito por Antxon Aguirre Sorondo en 1986
We had heard about them, as if it were a remote and remote place, and in reality we only had to look up and direct it to Mount Igueldo, not only at its highest levels, but also at the foot of its slope. It is known that, for centuries, the Colosseum was used as a quarry for other monuments in Rome; there are stones from the Colosseum in the Cathedral of Saint Peter, in Saint John Lateran or in the Palazzo Venezia. Like the Roman amphitheater, Igueldo sandstone is found throughout Donostia. Not only have those who modeled the pieces disappeared, but the landscape has changed noticeably. These are places without sound, where breathing can only be heard when the sea breaks.
These places have stopped telling their stories, they keep them for themselves or reserve them for everyone who, eager to hear them, climbs to the top of their peaks, where the rock lies, and contemplates the shine and reflection of the city. which was thanks to her. There is no “X” that marks the exact places where the twenty-eight bites were located, but the great work done by Aguirre Sorondo and the Municipal Archive, describing in detail the environment of the wounds facilitates the fascinating rediscovery on which this is based. project.
Yellowish, saffron, warm and soft to the touch, dusty and sandy, as if it would melt with your gaze.
Free entry until full capacity is reached. This will be followed at 7 p.m. by the lecture 'Destruction and Displacement', by Ramón Faura.