Ormaiztegi is a village in the region Goierri Gipuzkoa of the Autonomous Region of the Basque Country in northern Spain.
Ormaiztegi acquired in 1615 by the Spanish Crown the title of Villa = city and freed thus from all ties to the neighboring village of Segura ( Guipúzcoa ). The community had in 2013 1312 inhabitants.
Ormaiztegi is the birthplace of the leader of the Army of the Carlists in the First Carlist War, Tomas de Zumalacárregui (1788-1835), and houses a museum in honor of the general.
The village is 286 meters from the thugs and 35 meters above the valley's leading railway bridge on the route Madrid - Irun spans. The bridge should be assigned by the Frenchman Gustave Eiffel office have been planned, the construction work was done, however, by the French engineer Lavaley in 1863. Destroyed during the Spanish Civil War in 1936 the bridge was restored in 1940. After the closure of the old railway line in 1996, the building was now protected as a historic structure.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Gorka Izagirre (* 1987), Spanish cyclist