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A Basque Church

We stopped at this village for lunch, but had opportunity to walk around for photo ops. I visited... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
507adventurelover
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Port Washington, Wisconsin
Nice church in lovely village

The interior, like others in this area (St Jean de Luz for example) has, to our eyes, the unusual... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Googly2010
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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27 Oct 2018
“A Basque Church”
27 Sep 2017
“Worth it if in the area, unusual interior and rustic exterior.”
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The building, become church in 13th century, was built on a strong house previous to 12th century. The church was probably dedicated from its origin in the Virgin Mary by Juan Perez de Baztan, Lord of the castle of Jaureguizar and Ainhoa. Inside...more
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| Karrika, 64250 Ainhoa, France
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

We stopped at this village for lunch, but had opportunity to walk around for photo ops. I visited the church. Its interior was quite colorful and it had side galleries like a performance hall, unlike any house of worship I had ever seen. Outside was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is an interesting church as it is an old Basque style. The exterior has a very cool rustic look and the interior has 2 levels of balconies for the men and seating on the main floor for the women. The altar is very pretty...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Andy G
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The interior, like others in this area (St Jean de Luz for example) has, to our eyes, the unusual feature of two wooden galleries on three sides, which make it interesting to visit. Ainhoa is a beautiful village with lovely old houses and I recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Not much to look at from outside, but what an interior! Of course the front altarpiece is magnificent, but what is truly interesting is the balcony all around it inside. It almost looks like a miniature opera house.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

It looks nothing from the outside but step inside and you will be amazed at the alter and the two story gallery around three sides of the inside.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Light up the altarpiece and listen to the music. The effect is magical and one has to admire the artisans who sculpted it in the first place.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Walkerschgn
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Very nice small church. To see it in all beauty, you need to donate 1euro. After you donate, the light is put on and music starts to play. It really makes difference.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed in this wonderful city for two days, we heard the bells from the church all day and night, never disturbed our sleeping though. The outside is a fantastic piece of art, the inside even more fantastic you can search many details if you...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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