Santuario de Loyola

Santuario de Loyola, Azpeitia: Address, Phone Number, Santuario de Loyola Reviews: 4.5/5

Santuario de Loyola
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journeymaid48
Fairport, NY961 contributions
Beautiful and Spiritual
Jul 2021
This Basilica is built incorporating the tower house where Saint Ignatius Loyola was born. The church is magnificent. The altar and side chapels are very lovely. The tower house is available to visit and is well worth the admission. The story of Saint Ignatius Loyola and the founding of the Jesuit Order is well told in the house. This is a very informative tour.
Written August 9, 2021
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Chelsea Effendi
Makassar, Indonesia149 contributions
Insightful trip
Aug 2019
I came on a weekday, it was really quiet, no pilgrims around. The basilica was grand and beautiful. I also visited the Casa Santa Museum. Glad that our group bought a pass so we could listen to the history of the house and some life history about St. Ignatius Loyola. The museum visit was a great experience. The audio podcast was narrated clearly and very detailed, it even explained about all of the stuff inside the Casa Santa. The podcast was narrated in English, I believed they provided the pass for different languages as well.

For me a day trip to Loyola was a spiritual journey. From the trip I gained a lot of life insights from St. Ignatius Loyola. I recommend this place for a believer or even for a non-believer, because it doesn't only offer a beautiful and historical place to visit but a place full of life lessons.
Written April 28, 2020
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Niwotois
Boulder, CO358 contributions
Beautiful and Interesting
Sep 2019
The santuario is located in beautiful countryside outside of an industrial town. We came down from the coast (Getaria) and drove through really lovely country with less than lovely towns. The Basques are a hard-working people and have the industry to show for it.
The spiritual founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius, grew up in this setting and the site is a merger of his home and the basilica dedicated to the saint. For some reason I was expecting a humble home. HA! The house - a fortified five-story tower - actually was more interesting than the adjoining church. It was very impressive and moved from defensive to residential as you move upwards in floors. Lovely furnishings and interesting explanations. It certainly was larger and grander than expected.
Exhibits included sculpture, bas-reliefs, paintings and a wonderful diorama.
The basilica was a bit smaller than expected, but most impressive. It was certainly dramatic done almost entirely in black marble with a beautiful alter and ceiling. And an incredible pair of entrance doors.
Well worth the short (half hour) trip inland from the coast.
Written September 29, 2019
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LISA D
12 contributions
St Ignatius Basilica and home
Sep 2019
Amazing place to visit for all Jesuit educated tourists. You get to see his home next to the beautiful basilica. Azpeitia town is beautiful to walk and it was an easy drive.
Written September 22, 2019
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carmelohuetoperez
Madrid, Spain12 contributions
A haven of peace
Aug 2019
A curious place for its circular basilica. Surrounded by vegetation where you can enjoy some moments of calm.
Written September 11, 2019
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JudyBoz
Austin, TX695 contributions
Unexpected Surprise
Jul 2019 • Family
We had no idea this lovely place was here and just lucked upon it when looking for something to do in Azpeitia. The towered house is the birthplace of Saint Ignacio de Loyola in 1491 and the adjacent sanctuary, a round basilica, very impressive was built over a century later.
Written August 4, 2019
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Yjrevjoy
31 contributions
Wonderful place
Apr 2019 • Couples
Loyola is a wonderful place. I am visiting on my Sabbatical doing the Camino Ignaciano. I could have stayed here the week. It is so beautiful and peaceful. It’s a must Ito visit if you’re in the area and better still if you can stay there.
Written April 17, 2019
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Sue H
St. Michaels, MD9 contributions
Beautiful, moving, a true sense of restored history
Aug 2018
Worth the trip! Anyone interested in St Ignatius Loyola...its a MUST! It is beautifully preserved and authentic.
Written January 31, 2019
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jacquelinecK4632YD
Coral Gables20 contributions
Nice and peaceful
Oct 2018 • Couples
This sanctuary church has a lovely "altar" with marble spirals that I have never seen before. the outside views to the mountains and fields is nice. wheelchair accesible.
Written October 27, 2018
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tommywelltravelled
Kilkenny, Ireland297 contributions
Home of Ignatius Loyola
Jul 2018 • Couples
Wonderfully preserved / restored home place fo Ignatius Loyola. The church is stunning in its Baroque beauty and worth spending time to visit.
The museum is spacious and housed in an original home of the Loyola family. The museum acknowledges the wealth and influence of the Loyola family whatever your thoughts of their long term influence were.
Ignatius's life is portrayed in a rather factual and cold manner throughout, but very well presented and annotated.
Unusually, in the Basque country there are English notes available.
Well worth a visit from many points of view.
Written August 15, 2018
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