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Santuario de Loyola

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Address: Azpeitia, Spain
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$96*
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The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian

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Over the top basilica is strangely satisfying

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 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 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A wonderful basilica in a lovely setting. The tour of the house was informative and interesting and well worth the time taken to get there.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have visited this sanctuary of Saint Ignacio de Loiola twice and always when is not busy so I can get lost around and do not miss a details. The sanctuary is the centre of the large building complex including his birthplace house , one spiritual centre, hostel and private gardens. The Sanctuary is at this quiet neighbourhood and surrounded... More 

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Baldwin City, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I loved seeing the home of St Ignatius. He's one of my favorite saints. His story is inspiring and it was lovely to see where his birth and transformation took place.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I took a group of students from Loyola High School of Los Angles to see the home of St. Ignatius. This was a wonderful day for all of us, both historically and spiritually. Even for a Villanova Grad. Ha ha ha!

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Gandia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Gardens and park were a pleasure to walk through to the church. We listened to a group of choir singers in the church from Russia. There are cafe and restaurants nearby.

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Burgos, Spain
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Out of nowhere you arrive and on the distance, there it is. It is quite impressive. It is actually, horizontally smaller, than it appears, the Basilica I mean. But it is so pretty on the inside full of details very well taken care of. And the outdoors set, the park and the garden, are just amazing. The only downside is... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nestled in a flat valley among the mountains, Loiola (and the nearby village of Azpeitia) is a scenic location, and undoubtedly worth a stop for local sights. But the birthplace of Jesuit founder St. Ignatius has been a pilgrim's destination for many years. Believers with a particular devotion to the saint will enjoy the Jesuit-themed chapels and other symbols in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This beautiful place is the house of young Inigo Lopez de Loyola, a founder Society of Jesus, and became a saint. Beautiful and classic cathedral. Recommended for retreat and religious activities for Catholics.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A very imposing cathedral in the middle of green Spanish countryside. It took us through winding roads to get there but it was worth the drive. You have to pay 3 euros to go inside the museum. The museum takes you to the home and birthplace of St Ignatius of Loyola. Recounts through dioramas his conversion and the founding of... More 

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