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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..
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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..