In its idyllic surroundings at the heart of the Urola Valley, the Sanctuary of Loyola is one of Gipuzkoa’s most important historical sites. The birthplace of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, known as the Casa Santa, has been preserved as a relic in the impressive temple that includes a stunning Roman-style basilica. The Casa Santa and the basilica with its striking 60-metre-high dome are a must-see on any trip to the province or indeed the wider Basque Country, as they form part of the region’s top 10 sights.
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A unique tour of Loyola, La Antigua and Arantzazu
Immerse yourself in the history of Azpeitia and visit its most iconic buildings
Declared Site of Cultural Interest by the Basque Government
The chance to understand different periods in history