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Orio

Orio
Basque coast

Orio

Orio, some 17 km west of Donostia – San Sebastian, has a long tradition of fishing, shipbuilding —along the banks of the estuary— and port activity.

Orio, some 17 km west of Donostia – San Sebastian, has a long tradition of fishing, shipbuilding —along the banks of the estuary— and port activity, and it has had close links to the sea since its foundation in medieval times. The town stands on the banks of the Oria, the longest and largest river in Gipuzkoa, which makes a series of gentle meanders before reaching the sea at the Antilla beach. The river has traditionally been a route for inland trade and the natural harbour made Orio an important port.

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