On the Camino de Santiago from Irún to Bilbao, alternate coastal area next to the mountain. The city of Irún is the starting point of the Northern Way. Rich and copious gastronomy as well as its famous restaurants and chefs await us on the route. Lush landscapes and spectacular views will accompany the pilgrim through Basque lands.
Stage 1: Irún - San Sebastian

In Irún, the Church of Santa María del Juncal stands out, which dates from the XNUMXth century and the Hermitage of Santa Elena, where the remains of a Roman temple from the SI are found.

Walking its streets we find its Baroque City Hall, from the XNUMXth century.

In the square we find the column of San Juan de Harria.

Fuenterrabia stands out for its medieval essence. We can walk its narrow cobbled and walled streets admiring, for example, the Plaza del Obispo, the Casadevante Palace and the Plaza de de Guipuzcoa.

Leaving the walled part of the city is the polvorín of S.XVII.

Stage 2: San Sebastian - Zarauz

Touring the bay of La Concha, we will leave on our left the Miramar Palace.

In the old town we will meet the Basilica of Santa Maria. Opposite is the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. Also in the old town is the San Telmo Museum. The old Town Hall stands out in the Plaza de la Constitución.

On the banks of the Urumea, outside the old part, stands the Hotel Maria Cristina and the Victoria Eugenia Theater, next to the Kursaal, famous building of the architect Moneo.

From Monte Igueldo, where the hotel is located, we can enjoy spectacular views of San Sebastián.

Before arriving in Orio, we find the Hermitage of San Martin de Tours, patron of the pilgrims.

In Orio, the Church of San Nicolas stands out.

Stage 3: Zarauz - Deba

In Zarautz, the Church of Santa María la Real stands out, in whose interior you can see a gothic image of the Virgin and the "Pilgrim's grave". Attached to the Church is the Zarautz Tower. At the end of the promenade is Narros Palace.

In Guetaria the monument to Juan Sebastian Elcano.

The Church of the Savior, Gothic of S.XV. The mount- promontory of San Anton “Mouse of Getaria”

In Zumaia, highlight the Church of San Pedro S. XII.

In Itziar stands out its Plateresque Church in whose interior is the image of the Virgin with the child, from s. XIII The navigators are offered to her since ancient times, and as evidence remains a votive hanging from the ship.

4 stage: Deba - Markina

In Deba we can appreciate the parish church of Our Lady of the Assumption, in which its cover stands out. We also find the Ekain caves, famous for their cave paintings.

In Markina, the medieval towers stand out, such as Barroeta and Mugartegui.

Stage 5: Markina - Guernika

In Bolibar we find the Church of Santo Tomás (SX) and the Casa Bolibar - Jauregui (S.XVI). From this town the cobbled road that leads to the Collegiate Church of Cenarruza leaves. Next to its cover is a sepulcher decorated with a Santiago Matamoros.

In Arbaicegui we can see the anteiglesia, linked to Guerricaiz by a Renaissance bridge of great importance in the XNUMXth century, which has numerous tower-houses such as those of Jauregui or Bengolea.

Of great importance are also the natural ecosystems of Urdaibai, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Guernika, founded villa by D.Tello in 1366, it is characterized

for housing the House of Vizcaya Boards. It also highlights the Church of Santa María characterized by its great staircase.

Stage 6: Guernika - Bilbao

In Mujica, the parish church of San Vicente, where a half-point window stands out in the north wall, clearly Romanesque in style, which makes it unique in these lands.

The Roman road on the road to Alto de Guerequiz.

In Larrabezu, hermitage of San Salvador de Arechabalagana, where a monolithic stone window of the SX stands out

The Juradero Church of San Emeterio and San Celedonio, which contains in its interior one of the most important altarpieces of Biscay.

In Lezama the Humilladero of Santa Cruz. We can also contemplate the Church of Santa María S. XIII.

Bilbao, a city founded in 1300 as a medieval village by Don Diego López de Haro. Stresses the Basilica of Our Lady of Begoña and the Cathedral of Santiago, built around the XNUMXth century. The Church of San Antón Abaz, which together with the bridge at its feet, constitutes a symbol of Bilbao. The Guggenheim museum of contemporary art. The Palaces of the council and the palace of Gómez de la Torre.

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