Sanctuary of Loyola

Loyola is one of Gipuzkoa’s most important historical areas

The birthplace of Saint Ignatius, known as the Casa Santa or Holy House, is next to the Roman-style basilica, which is today a temple. The Casa Santa and basilica, with its spectacular 60-metre-high dome, are a must-see, listed among the Basque Country’s top 10 sights.


In winter

Basilica: 10:00 – 13:30 / 15:30 – 18:30 – Free

Holy House: 10:00 – 12:30 / 15:30 – 18:15

In summer

Basilica: 10:00 – 13:30 / 15:30 – 19:30 – Free

Holy House: 10:00 – 12:30 / 15:30 – 18:15

The Loyola Valley

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The Loyola Valley encompasses the towns of Azpeitia and Azkoitia, and the image of Saint Ignatius is projected onto the foothills of the Izarraitz mountain and the banks of the Urola River. You can see, feel and experience the places where the founder of the Society of Jesus lived in the city of his birth.

The land of Ignatius

The figure of Saint Ignatius brings together three districts within Gipuzkoa

The Three Temples Route (Loyola – Antiguo – Arantzazu), which he walked in his first pilgrimage, links Urola Erdia, Urola Garaia and Debagoiena.




The Ignatian Way

The Ignatian Way offers you the chance to go on your own transformational journey, beyond a simple pilgrimage, in which you can reconnect with yourself and find complete personal development (physical, mental and spiritual).

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