Iglesia de San Salvador


With its unusual shape, sloping wooden floors, and nautical atmosphere, Getaria's striking 1397-built Gothic church is well worth a stop. Features worth noting include the gravestone of the great navigator Juan Sebastián Elcano, who was baptised here, and an underground passage (Katrapona, not open to the public) that leads to Getaria's harbour.

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