Things to see and do - Azpeitia
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Azpeitia Travel guide
Azpeitia : Michelin's recommendations
Situated in the Basque hinterland, Azpeitia contains a wealth of interesting sights such as the birthplace of St Ignatius Loyola and the sanctuary dedicated to him.
Tourist attractions Azpeitia : Things to see and do
This splendid example of Baroque architecture was designed according to plans by Fontana and modified by Martin de Zaldua. It was officially inaugurated in 1738. Note the Churrigueresque high altar, designed by Ignacio de Ibero. The richness of its s..
Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), the "Soldier of God", was creator of the Company of Jesus in 1540. Near Azpeitia, by the old manor of the family of Saint Ignacio, the Jesuits built a sanctuary at the end of the 17C and this became an import..
The family residence of St Ignatius (1491-1556) is next to the basilica and accomodated in the buildings of the sanctuary. On the first level, you can see the loopholes of the 15C tower, a vestige of the house where the saint once lived. Visitors can..
Carretera Urrestilla, s/n E - 20730 Azpeitia
Housed in a building of great historical and artistic interest, this family hotel is surrounded by the beautiful Basque countryside, and provides the perfect spot for a rural getaway. Hotel Larrañaga boasts charming rooms, decorated in a classical s..
Loiola Auzoa, 8 E - 20730 Azpeitia
Set next to the Shrine of Loyola, Hotel Arrupe is a historic marble building with a large garden and terrace. Rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and DVD player. The Arrupe Hotel has traditional stone and wood features and has been carefully ..
Loiolako Inazio Hiribidea E - 20730 Azpeitia
Hotel Loiola is located in Azpeitia, just 500 metres from the Loiola Sanctuary and 15 minutes’ drive from the north coast. It offers a 24-hour front desk, an à la carte restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout. Rooms at this hotel feature plenty of natu..