Ermita de Guadalupe


It's a hefty hike from Hondarribia – a 4km walk uphill – but the Ermita de Guadalupe is well worth the effort it takes to reach it (you can also drive) and has stunning views. Destroyed and rebuilt many times over the centuries, the hermitage's present structure dates from the 19th century. Pick up a walking trail map from the tourist office. A pilgrimage takes place here on 8 September.

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1. Calle San Pedro

1.37 MILES

The main drag of Hondarribia's La Marina district, Calle San Pedro is a quaint pedestrian-only strip flanked by traditional fishers’ houses, with facades…

2. Plaza de Gipuzkoa

1.44 MILES

One of the most scenic squares in the old town, the Plaza de Gipuzkoa is ringed by atmospheric stone and timber houses from centuries past.

3. Casco Histórico

1.46 MILES

Hondarribia's walled historic centre, much of which dates to the 15th and 16th centuries, is an atmospheric grid of graceful plazas, cobbled lanes, and…

4. Plaza de Armas


Magnificent square Plaza de Armas transports you back to the Middle Ages, particularly with the Castillo de Carlos V lording over the cobblestones.

5. Castillo de Carlos V

1.51 MILES

Today it’s a government-run hotel, but for over 1000 years this castle hosted knights and kings. Its position atop the old town hill gave it a commanding…

7. Playa de Hondarribia

1.56 MILES

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8. Hendaye

2.01 MILES

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