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All reviews basque country well worth a visit jesuit order saint ignatius his life beautiful basilica self guided tour day trip catholic church short drive beautiful place st house loyola ignacio birthplace dome
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jacquelinecK4632YD
Reviewed 15 August 2018

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank tommywelltravelled
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

I visited the Sanctuary with a bus tour. It was a wonderful experience. Touring St. Ignatius’s home while hearing his life story was very interesting. I was able to see the room where he decided to follow St. Francis. The general area is very beautiful...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mur40
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I absolutely was delighted to visit the house of Saint Ignatious of Loyola. It was great museum with a lot of original items.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hollyhock63
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Nice and big but not more than that. The Loyola house and the exhibition are telling the facts but not really explaining the story, the idea, the importance of Jesuits. Kind of disappointment. We were expecting to understand rather more about the person and the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SDG1965
Reviewed 9 May 2018

I has this on the agenda to visit the origins of the Jesuits movement, although I am not a religious person. It is always good to see where everything began, from a historical perspective. The surrounding are very beautiful and if you have time it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ziggydoodle
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Having been educated by the Jesuits, we made our way one hour via the UK01 bus from San Sebastian to the sanctuary in Azpetia. What greeted us was a calm town in the middle of several cascading mountains and the sanctuary and birth place of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Jo-Anne L
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Really beautiful sanctuary, it is located in the inner side of Basque Country and it deserves a visit. Not a very crowded area. Good experience.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mcarpherd
Reviewed 29 March 2018

If you are looking for a nice change of pace from the hectic schedule of sightseeing in Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian, consider a day trip or an overnight stay in the village of Loyola to visit the Santuario de Loyola. For the faithful, this sacred...More

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank YbRae
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Loyola is a very clean town. Everything very organized, nice gardens, imponent buildings and good parking.

Date of experience: November 2017
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28 August 2018|
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Response from tommywelltravelled | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Mass is celebrated there regularly. The church is superb, a circular design with large cupola and stunning Baroque interior. Suggest contacting the museum next door, they are very helpful. The santuario is well... More
2 June 2017|
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Response from C2638AHchrisr | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there are. The bus tours I saw at the sanctuary were groups that seemed to have been together for an extensive trip through Spain.