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Experience remonte from its cathedral

Remonte was first played in 1904. It is one of the most spectacular forms of Basque pelota played with a basket, due to the skill and technique needed to be able to catch the pelota ball, which flies around the court at high speed.

What makes this discipline so special?

On the one hand, it should be borne in mind that this sport is not widely practised throughout the region. At present, only two remonte tournaments are played on two courts in Euskal Herria: at the Euskal Jai Berri in Huarte, Navarre, and at the Hernani court in Galarreta Jai-Alai. Hernani’s court was opened on 13 June 1970.

The other noteworthy element is the use of a basket. In this format, the ball is hit with the remonte at hand height and is made to run up along the basket until it comes out at the end. This movement is continuous and the ball can never stop, which makes remonte unique in comparison with other types of basket games. Hence its name.

Get to know the sport from the inside

Known by specialists as “the cathedral of remonte”, the Galarreta court offers visitors the chance to enjoy this highly traditional sport in Hernani.

You can also learn about the tradition and the ins and outs of this sport, thanks to the guided tours on offer.

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