Visit the highlights of the Basque Religious architecture: St. Ignace of Loyola Basilica & Aranzazu Sanctuary
If you like to know the holly places from the regions that you visit this is your tour.
After it, you'll have a good idea of what has supposed the religion in the Basque country during the past centuries.
This tour will allow you to get to know the best of the Basque religious architecture. From the colossal Basilica of Ignacio of Loyola to the Modern Sanctuary of Aranzazu, passing for the modest hermitage of la Antigua in Zumarraga town.
First we will visit the place where St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of Jesuits order was born in 1491. The stunning Basilica of Loyola was built nearby his house.
Next, 2nd stop will be at the hermitage of la Antigua, known as the cathedral of hermitages, built in XIV century. It has an absolutely contrast with the Basilica.
After, we will visit to Sanctuary of Aranzazu, a holly place that mixes spirituality with nature in a pure basque style. Here we can see most of the greatest Basque artist from XX century: Oteiza, Chillida, . .
A tour that will move you inside
Basilica of Loyola (in Azpeitia)
Hermitage of Antigua (in Zumarraga)
Sanctuary of Aranzazu (in Oñati)
Medieval town of Oñati.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In San Sebastian: at your hotel, bus station, train station, airport or port.
To pick you up in Bilbao, Vitoria, Pamplona, Bayonne or Biarritz, would involve an extra-cost. Please, if this is the case contact me requesting for a custom tour which involves this cost
End location: In San Sebastian: at your hotel, bus station, train station, airport or port.
To drop you off in Bilbao, Vitoria, Pamplona, Bayonne or Biarritz, would involve an extra-cost. Please, if this is the case contact me requesting for a custom tour which involves this cost.
Duration: 8 hours
The tour could be customised according with your availability and suggestions.
Transport on a fully equipped air-conditioned rented car or van depending on the number of people
- Transport on a fully equipped air-conditioned rented car or van depending on the number of people
- Guided expert explanations.
- Entrance ticket to the Loyola family tower-house.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 EUR - In order to pay the food every person will need around 20 € pocket money.
- Snacks and meals.
- Personal expenses.
- Extra cost in case the meeting location is out of San Sebastian (please, contact me prior booking).
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences