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Santuario de Loyola

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The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
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Excellent place to visit and pray!

The basilica is located right in front of the old Loyola's family house, where St. Ignatius of Loyola has born. Don't forget to pay a visit to the "conversion chapel" (capilla de... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Campinas, SP
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Sanctuary of Loyola is a must see. Located at the birth place of Saint Ignacio de Loyola. Take the self guided tour and spend time in the church. The dome and main altarpiece are beautiful. Time very well spent.

Thank Paul A
Campinas, SP
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The basilica is located right in front of the old Loyola's family house, where St. Ignatius of Loyola has born. Don't forget to pay a visit to the "conversion chapel" (capilla de la conversión), where Ignatius had a God experience and decided to follow Jesus, founding the Jesuit Order years later. There's a tour inside the house with audio guides.

Thank Couplecamp
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Basilica of st Ignacio, and st Ignacio house / museum is a stop in Basque Country you will not forget. The house itself is a birthplace of Saint Ignacio- the founder of Jesuit society. And was built circa 14th century. The adjacent basilica was built 1600-1700 and its buetifull! Great trip with children, great country!

Thank Ela K
Tonsberg, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The church was closed but the lovely garden with lots of flowers is impressive. Also the architechture and the entrance is great.

Thank JohnFromNorway
Manresa, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Santuario de Loyola is a religious temple located near the town called Azpeitia in the Basque Country. This temple is very big and majestic and it is dedicated to San Ignacio de Loyola, a religious man, who founded the Company of Jesus and travel around Europe in places like Manresa (Catalonia), where there is the cave of San Ignasi, Rome,... More 

Thank AlbertSalichs
Morston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

From the outside the basilica is impressive, but the best of the spectacle is the interior. Dedicated to St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, it's been built and decorated with no expense spared. There's a majestic dome, 200ft high but the most beautiful feature is the altarpiece in the style known as Churrugieresque - amazing ornamentation and detail.... More 

Thank Northfolker
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

The basilica was absolutely beautiful. Holy House and Museum were clean, well done and in multiple languages.

Thank Clara M
Celorico de Basto, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Love ths story, the entouring and Sto Ignazio. Did you know the Sto Ignaico House is inside the Sactuary?? and it can be visited?

Thank matrixamp
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Travelling from Bilbao to San Sebastián for the day this short diversion is well worth it in order to see where one of the important individuals in the development of Christianity was born and now is remembered.Peaceful and very delightful part of the country.Some good photos by other contributors.

Thank Ray A
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

First impressions are of a very striking building. The basilica itself does not disappoint. Although in a style widely regarded as "over the top" it nevertheless delights with the quality of its interior detail. The tour then visits the ancestral home of the aristocratic family of Ignatius, around which the vast complex has been built. You visit the room where... More 

Thank Michael K

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