At Way of St. James from Irun to Bilbao alternating coastal area next to mountain.Irún is the starting point of the Camino del Norte. Rich and copious gastronomy. Exuberant landscapes and spectacular views will accompany the pilgrim through the Basque lands.
Stage 1: Irún - San Sebastian

Irún highlights the Church of Santa María del Juncal, which dates from the sixteenth century and the Hermitage of Santa Elena, where the remains of a Roman temple of the Ist

Going through its streets we find its Baroque Town Hall, from the 18th century.

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

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

Leaving the walled part of the city is the powder keg of the 17th century.

Stage 2: San Sebastian - Zarauz

Touring the La Concha bay, we will leave the Palacio de Miramar on our left.

In the old town we will find the Basilica of Santa Maria. In front is the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. Also in the old town is the San Telmo Museum. Stresses the old City Hall 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, near the Kursaal, famous building of the architect Moneo.

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

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

In Orio highlights the Church of San Nicolas.

Stage 3: Zarauz - Deba

In Zarautz highlights the Church of Santa Maria la Real, inside which you can see a Gothic image of the Virgin and the "Pilgrim's grave". Attached to the Church is the Torre de los Zarautz. At the end of the promenade is located the Palace of Narros.

In Guetaria the monument to Juan Sebastian Elcano.

The Church of El Salvador, Gothic XV century. The mount- promontory of San Anton "Mouse of Guetaria"

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

In Itziar it emphasizes its plateresca Church in whose interior is the image of the Virgin with the boy, of s. XIII. It is offered to sailors from ancient times, and as proof remains some ex-voto hanging from the ship.

Stage 4: Deba - Markina

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

In Markina they emphasize the medieval towers, like the one of Barroeta and the one of Mugartegui.

Stage 5: Markina - Guernika

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

In Arbaicegui we can see the church, linked to Guerricaiz by a Renaissance bridge of great importance in the sixteenth century, which has many tower-houses like 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, is characterized

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

Stage 6: Guernika - Bilbao

In Mujica, the parochial Church of San Vicente, where a semicircular window in the North wall stands out, in a clearly Romanesque style, which makes it unique in these lands.

The Roman road on the road to the 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, that contains in its interior one of the most important altarpieces of Vizcaya.

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 town by Don Diego López de Haro. Stresses the Basilica of Our Lady of Begoña and the Cathedral of Santiago, built around the S. XIV. The Church of San Antón Abaz, which together with the bridge at your feet, is a symbol of Bilbao. The Guggenheim Museum of Contemporary Art. The palaces of the deputation and the palace of Gómez de la Torre.

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