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Santuario de Loyola

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Address: Azpeitia, Spain
Phone Number: 34943025000
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The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
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A big and majestic temple dedicate to San Ignasio de Loyola

Santuario de Loyola is a religious temple located near the town called Azpeitia in the Basque Country. This temple is very big and majestic and it is dedicated to San Ignacio de... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
Manresa, Spain
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basilica of st Ignacio, and st Ignacio house / museum is a stop in Basque Country you will not forget. The house itself is a birthplace of Saint Ignacio- the founder of Jesuit society. And was built circa 14th century. The adjacent basilica was built 1600-1700 and its buetifull! Great trip with children, great country!

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Tonsberg, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The church was closed but the lovely garden with lots of flowers is impressive. Also the architechture and the entrance is great.

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Manresa, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Santuario de Loyola is a religious temple located near the town called Azpeitia in the Basque Country. This temple is very big and majestic and it is dedicated to San Ignacio de Loyola, a religious man, who founded the Company of Jesus and travel around Europe in places like Manresa (Catalonia), where there is the cave of San Ignasi, Rome,... More 

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Morston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

From the outside the basilica is impressive, but the best of the spectacle is the interior. Dedicated to St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, it's been built and decorated with no expense spared. There's a majestic dome, 200ft high but the most beautiful feature is the altarpiece in the style known as Churrugieresque - amazing ornamentation and detail.... More 

Thank Northfolker
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The basilica was absolutely beautiful. Holy House and Museum were clean, well done and in multiple languages.

Thank Clara M
Celorico de Basto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Love ths story, the entouring and Sto Ignazio. Did you know the Sto Ignaico House is inside the Sactuary?? and it can be visited?

Thank matrixamp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Travelling from Bilbao to San Sebastián for the day this short diversion is well worth it in order to see where one of the important individuals in the development of Christianity was born and now is remembered.Peaceful and very delightful part of the country.Some good photos by other contributors.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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