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At that point, people from the towns of Oñati and Arrasate began to make pilgrimages to the site.

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Today the shrine is one of the main draws of spiritual tourism in the Basque Country.

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A pintxo crawl is probably the best way to explore San Sebastian's old town.

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Saturday is the best day to visit Tolosa.

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Tolosa market
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Ambassadors

Gipuzkoa is the perfect combination.

Leire Baños · Real Sociedad player

Barely 2000 square metres, a little more than a city like London, manages to hold a cosmopolitan capital such as San Sebastián, a traditional culture and the oldest language in Europe, 86 km of versatile coastline and a lush green, maze-like countryside. Gipuzkoa is a concentrated territory divided into 5 destinations. That you enjoy them intensely.

Five Destinations

Discover Gipuzkoa

Basque Coast
Ignatian Land
Cider Country
San Sebastian
Rural Paradise

Tops Gipuzkoa

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Cider Country

Despite its size, it is enormously influential. Here, absolutely everything is related to cider.

Pasaia Bay

The Pasaia Bay is home to Pasai Donibane, one of the great treats of this route — a seafaring town with just one street.

From Zarautz to Getaria

At two and half kilometres Zarautz boasts the longest beach in the Basque Country and one of the largest anywhere on the Cantabrian Sea.

Stroll through the Old Quarter of Hondarribia

Hondarribia's medieval centre, a listed Historical-Artistic site together with the La Marina district, is a unique set of palacios and ancestral homes.

The Rural Paradise and traditional markets

The Rural Paradise is the heart of Gipuzkoa, a vast maze of grass and green hills that has sheltered the purest essence of Basque culture, its customs and its ancient language, Basque.

On the Chillida trail

Gipuzkoa is a perfect starting point to learn more about the life and artwork of sculptor Eduardo Chillida.

Weekend plans

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Wonderful and unknown, the essence of the Basque Country

Come to Debabarrena and discover the pure essence of Gipuzkoa, surrounded by nature, great cuisine, history and adventure.

The Urola Tour. A perfect road trip to escape your everyday stress and routine

Get your car ready and enjoy a roadtrip throughout the best places of Gipuzkoa's hinterland.

Cider Country and the Magic of Chillida Leku

Donostialdea is the home of local cider, with all the associated liturgy. But there is much more; don’t miss the Galarreta ball court, the “Harria Hitz” urban promenade and, of course the magic of the Chillida Leku sculpture park.

Savour the sea in all its varieties

A weekend of pure fun, close to the coast. Beaches, fashion, fun, nature, and few drinks and all the flavour of barbeque grills. Once you discover it, you won’t want to leave.

Take a walk in the “Basque Highlands” and fill your lungs with pure mountain air

Goierri is the ideal place for anyone who enjoys the authentic things in life. This almost magical mountain territory in Gipuzkoa’s hinterland is relatively undiscovered. It’s an ideal place for a trek or a chance to enjoy traditional cuisine.

Enjoy the landscape, cuisine and art... bit by bit

There’s lots to discover in Debagoiena. We suggest spending a whole weekend so you’ll have plenty of time to see all its natural delights, its architecture and its towns. And behind it all, you’ll discover an exciting history!

Top-class nautical leisure activities

Enjoy all the power of the sea in Hondarribia and Irun, in the Bidasoa region. You’ll find activities for all ages and levels, to make your stay unforgettable.

The iconic Pasaia Bay and the essence of the Basque Country

Starting from Pasaia Bay, there’s a huge variety of things to do in Oarsoaldea. Discover the history of this unique region. We’re sure you’ll want to return time and time again.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here

Tolosaldea and its capital Tolosa form a wonderful, authentic and exceptional region. Enjoy its market, its marvellous atmosphere at all times of day and the easy access it affords to villages with a long cultural tradition.

All the sights you mustn’t miss in San Sebastian

San Sebastian is a small city but there are plenty of hidden corners you shouldn’t miss. To make it easier for you, we’ve drawn up a series of trails to enable you to stroll through the streets and get to know the essence of Donostia-San Sebastian.

Enjoy the magic of Gipuzkoa’s hinterland

Enjoy the unexpected magic of Urola Garaia! Discover its natural gems, its nightlife, the story of musician and singer Joxe Mari Iparragirre and the history of the Iron Valley and Igartubeiti.

Beaches

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Ondarbeltz

Located in Mutriku on the left bank of the river Deba.

Sakoneta beach

This is a beautiful wild cove in Deba, off the road to Zumaia. It is a perfect place to admire the flysch landscape.

Saturraran

Saturraran beach is one of the most photographed on the Basque Coast.

Santiago Beach

A family beach with a large sandbank, ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Close by, Sorginetxe boasts one of the great Basque surfing waves.

Zarautz Beach

This 2,500-metre beach is the longest beach in Gipuzkoa.

Hondarribia beach

The westernmost beach in Gipuzkoa sits on the mouth of the Bidasoa river.

Antilla beach

Located in Orio, a quiet 3500-square- metre beach with plenty of space for sunbathing

Malkorbe beach

A beautiful family-friendly beach beside the fishing port in Getaria

Mutriku Beach

Unique beach next to the charming port of Mutriku

Santixo beach

Explore Santixo Beach. Located in Zumaia, Santixo is a wide beach with calm waters and the kid-friendly atmosphere.

Charming towns

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Oñati

Oñati is the town with the greatest number of monuments in Gipuzkoa.

Hondarribia

Time is running out in Hondarribia, and one wonders if it would not be a good idea to come and live in this wonderful town.

Mutriku

A pretty fishing village whose inhabitants historically made their livelihood by whale hunting.

Deba

Situated at the mouth of the Deba river, in the most western area of Gipuzkoa, the town of Deba forms part of the Debabarrena region.

Azpeitia

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

Pasaia

In 1843 the French writer Victor Hugo landed in Pasaia and liked it so much that he decided to stay a while.

Zumaia

Zumaia stands in a magnificent location on the coast of Gipuzkoa, bordering the sea and the bay where the Urola and Narrondo rivers meet.

Zarautz

The coastal town of Zarautz stands just 15 kilometres from Donostia–San Sebastian.

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.

Ordizia

The buildings in the old town are also worth a visit.

Zerain

Zerain, situated at the foot of the Aizkorri mountains, offers magnificent scenery and interesting trails in a rural setting.

Oiartzun

Oiartzungo hirigune historikoa duen antzinatasunagatik eta balio historikoagatik nabarmentzen da.

Bergara

In Bergara, your stay can be just as intense as you want it to be.

Tolosa

Founded in the 13th century, Tolosa was the capital of Gipuzkoa province for 10 years.

Salinas

The name Leintz Gatzaga comes from the important salt flats located in the immediate vicinity of the village.

Segura

The town was founded in 1256 by Alfonso X the Wise, King of Castile, to protect the roads leading from the central plateau to the other side of the Pyrenees.

Hernani

The town of Hernani sits at the foot of a mountain called Santa Barbara.

Getaria

For centuries this seafaring town was a whaling port.

Natural treasures

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Peñas de Aia Natural Park

The fascinating Peñas de Aia mountains dominate the landscape stretching from San Sebastian to the French border.

Basque Coast Geopark

Is a small area wedged in between the Bay of Biscay and the Basque mountains

Pagoeta Natural Park in Aia

The Aia natural park is located between Orio and Zarautz.

Iñurritza Biotope

One of the widest dune fields in the Basque Country

Leitzaran Biotope

Declared a protected biotope because of the quality of its riverside forest.

Gipuzkoako egunsentia

Reservation Center

In the official Reservation Center for Gipuzkoa Turismoa you can directly book hotels, hostels and all types of accommodation, as well as the best activities and excursions to get to know the best of our territory.

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