The city was chartered in 1346 by Alfonso XI of Castile, hosts an annual stage finish after the riders in the Tour of Basque Country. The 19th century transformed the production systems in the city. Socialism and Labour movement became particularly strong in Eibar. The rebuilding brought a demographic increase and important industrial development as Eibar. The beginning of the 21st century is based on services and industry. The Industrial Technical Engineering School of Eibar is. The Astelena fronton nicknamed the Cathedral of Basque Hand-pelota.
The Arrate-finish has been included also in a España in the Vuelta. Los movimientos a favor pasados trabajos del retablo comenzaron en 1567. Todos los eibarreses acuden a Arrate, y son muchos, que hacen el recorrido Eibar-Arrate, a pie. Esta vez son los eibarreses Hilario Mendizabal y Fernando de Arizpe los.