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Azpeitia

Azpeitia
Ignatian Land

Azpeitia

The town of Azpeitia is well known for the Sanctuary of Loyola, birthplace of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

The town of Azpeitia is well known for the Sanctuary of Loyola, birthplace of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Azpeitia was founded by Kind Ferdinand IV of Castile in 1310. The iron industry brought great wealth to the town. In fact, more than eleven local foundries were running simultaneously between the 16th and 17th centuries, and many of the houses in the old town were graced by ornate wrought iron balcony railings.

Selfies you must take in Azpeitia

  • Sanctuary of Loyola
  • Enparan tower-house
  • Antxieta palace
  • Parish church of San Sebastian de Soreasu

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