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Bilbao: The Route of the Three Temples

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    St Ignatius of Loyola was born on one of the routes, another is said to be built thanks to the help of pagan giants; whilst the other one evokes an appearance of the Virgin. Here is a travel through the magic and monumental Gipuzkoa. Three temples, three symbols, each with its own style, personality and legend.

    The route starts in Loyola Sanctuary, place of great historical value in which happened the revolutionary change in the life of the founder of the Society of Jesus. The visit is made individually to enjoy all the time necessary in each case. The tower-house where Iñigo de Loyola was born in 1491 is located here and, later on, a baroque sanctuary with a huge dome was built here, following a design by Carlo Fontana, one of Bernini’s disciples.

    Few kilometres from this place, in a natural terrace of Mount Beloki, we find the Romanesque hermitage of La Antigua, offering us views over the industrial landscape of Urretxu and Zumarraga. Considered the Cathedral of Basque hermitages. Lunch. Last stop of the route. The legend of the Sanctuary of Arantzazu goes back to the 15th century, when the Virgin, suspended on a hawthorn, appeared to a shepherd. In the middle of the 20th century, this place became an art laboratory in which emerged the avant-garde, controversial and singular site we now know.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central Bilbao
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    City center hotel in Bilbao, same as departure
    • Lunch - 2-course lunch
    • Driver/Professional local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    • Availability for visits cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of visits availability
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    By: Basque Destination "Creating Memories"
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    The Basque Destination team guided our closest friends and family on a wonderful tour of San Sebastian's Old Town.
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