The santuario is located in beautiful countryside outside of an industrial town. We came down from the coast (Getaria) and drove through really lovely country with less than lovely towns. The Basques are a hard-working people and have the industry to show for it. The spiritual…
Amazing place to visit for all Jesuit educated tourists. You get to see his home next to the beautiful basilica. Azpeitia town is beautiful to walk and it was an easy drive.
A curious place for its circular basilica. Surrounded by vegetation where you can enjoy some moments of calm.
We had no idea this lovely place was here and just lucked upon it when looking for something to do in Azpeitia. The towered house is the birthplace of Saint Ignacio de Loyola in 1491 and the adjacent sanctuary, a round basilica, very impressive was built over a century later.
Loyola is a wonderful place. I am visiting on my Sabbatical doing the Camino Ignaciano. I could have stayed here the week. It is so beautiful and peaceful. It’s a must Ito visit if you’re in the area and better still if you can stay there.