Hotels in Azpeitia

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Azpeitia is a town in the province of Gipuzkoa in Spains Basque country. Azpeitia is the birthplace of Ignatius de Loyola. He was a Spanish knight, hermit and priest who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order) and is recognized by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint. The Sanctuary of Loyola now stands on the site of his birthplace and boyhood home. It has an impressive dome that is 65 meters high. The basilica has been compared to St. Peters in the Vatican. Pilgrims from all over the world come to budget hotels in Azpeitia so they can visit this shrine and attend sacred ceremonies.Azpeitia is well located to be a base from which to tour the beautiful Basque country. For a good walking tour from Azpeitia, visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Olatz, Casa Balda and La Magdalena. Nearby San Sebastian is the provincial capital. It is known for its Parte Vieja (Old Part). In the town of Irun the main attraction is a historic building called the Ayuntamiento. Every year Irun has a festival called Alarde which commemorates an event in the Peninsular War. The community of Zarautz has the best beach in Basque country, as well as the Palace of Narros. In Onati there is the Pilgrimage Church of Our Lady which has been a shrine since 1469. The town of Hondarribia has an Old Quarter and a castle. For information on cheap hotels in Azpeitia and vicinity check the listings at EasyToBook.com.