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Sanctuary of Loyola (Santuario de Loyola)
Sanctuary of Loyola (Santuario de Loyola)

Sanctuary of Loyola (Santuario de Loyola)

Open daily
G1631, Azpeitia, 20730

Practical Info

The best time to visit is July 31, the feast day of San Ignatius. Buses run between Apeita and Azkoitla, stopping off at the Santuario. To get here by car, take the A-8 between Elgolbar and Zarautz, exiting south to Azpeitia and Azkoitla; the sanctuary is signed.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Basque Country

star-5
Enjoyable. Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging.
Janet_M, Sep 2021
The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
Learning the history and being able to ask questions. The enthusiasm of the guide. Everything is timed very well.
star-5
A Great Day
heldesjfrabeau, Oct 2019
The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
An excellent full day tour. Well balanced schedule, some free time. An very good guide , Stephan who is knowledgeable, courteous and efficient.
star-5
San Ignacio
Loonfam, Aug 2019
The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
My grandson and I went to Basque country to visit the Sanctuary on San Ignacio. My grandson chose his name for his confirmation! It was a rainy, beautiful day! The tour of the Sanctuary was interesting and complete! My grandson loved it!
star-5
There truly isn't enough that we can...
Donald M, Aug 2016
The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
There truly isn't enough that we can say about this lovely excursion! Our guide, Stephan, our itinerary and our lovely companions on the way - all were fabulous! We travelled in great comfort and style and we went from a very tranquil and reflective place all the way up to the fast and furious San Sebastian. Every place we went was very special and this trip will stay in our hearts and minds for ever. Thank you!
star-5
Fantastic trip for anyone short on...
Greer G, Jun 2015
The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
Fantastic trip for anyone short on time. Our guide Pedro is very proud and passionate about the history, preserving the language and sharing the beauty of this area. Definitely would live to come back to see more!
star-4
Our guide Unai was great and...
Nevena M, Mar 2016
The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
Our guide Unai was great and answered all of our many questions while driving expertly along some windy roads! The tour itself was nice and as we had good weather it made all the difference.
star-5
This tour was a totally enjoyable...
kitblake, Jul 2015
The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
This tour was a totally enjoyable day, made consistently intriguing by Pedro who's just a superb guide. Thanks!
star-5
Fantastic, far exceeded our...
Josefina R, Oct 2014
The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
Fantastic, far exceeded our expectation. Our tour guide Garry was super, highly knowlegeable. It was interesting listening how he described each sites so well. We highly recommend this tour. We will do it again. As for our tour guide Gary. on the scale of 1 to 5 we give him a 6
star-5
Excellent Tour! Enjoyed it very...
izzie, Oct 2014
The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
Excellent Tour! Enjoyed it very much since it was a great overview of that part of the Basque country. Our guide Garai is worth his weight in gold. Professional, knowledgeable and also ready to answer any and all questions. My 85 year old mother loved it too! Would do it again!
star-5
My husband and I very much enjoyed...
Michael S, Jun 2014
The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
My husband and I very much enjoyed our tour of San Sebastian and surrounding areas. It was lovely only being 3 of us on this tour and being driven around in a BMW wagon. Our tour guide Garry really made it a very special and personal day for us. he was so knowledgeable and warm and friendly. We particularly loved San Sebastian and the beautiful beach there. Mu husband really enjoyed seeing all the history live he has studied. Thank you so very much.
star-5
We had a splendid day with our...
Lisbeth P, Feb 2015
The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
We had a splendid day with our young, very informative and amusing guide! Nice to see some different parts of the Basque country and the lovely city San Sebastian!
star-5
The tour was great. We saw things...
Peter V, Nov 2014
The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
The tour was great. We saw things we never would have seen during a limited time in northern Spain, and the tour guide, Gary, was fantastic. I would recommend this tour for anyone seeking to leverage a lot of experiences into a single day.