As one of the richest and oldest cultures in Europe, Gipuzkoa has a significant number of churches dating back to the Middle Ages. These are monuments exude a special atmosphere, with buildings steeped in stories of families and dignitaries. They are places that generate an aura of splendour and magnificence.
The Buen Pastor Cathedral is the largest religious building in Donostia–San Sebastian.
La Antigua is considered the 'cathedral' of Basque chapels and hermitages.
Today the shrine is one of the main draws of spiritual tourism in the Basque Country.
At that point, people from the towns of Oñati and Arrasate began to make pilgrimages to the site.
This church is considered to be one of the great Gothic jewels of the Basque Country and has been a listed national monument since 1895.
In its time, the small neighbourhood of Astigarribia was one of the most important points on the northern branch of the Camino de Santiago and a major halting site for pilgrims from all over Europe travelling through Gipuzkoa.
Built against the southern side of Mount Urgull, in the heart of the old quarter, the Basilica of Santa María del Coro is one of the most visited architectural works in the city.
With its lofty columns and capacious naves, the church at Segura is one of the finest in the province, and many people have remarked on its "cathedral-like" air.
Erected on the remains of the former town walls, the church stands in the medieval centre of Hondarribia, one of the towns with greatest tourist appeal in Gipuzkoa.
Situated in the city’s old quarter, the church of San Vicente is thought to be the oldest church in Donostia-San Sebastian.
The Church of Santa María (a listed Spanish national monument since 1931), is considered to be one of the finest works of religious architecture in the Basque Country.
This is a fine example of a church built over a period of three centuries, with features added in different styles.