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Visit the Shrine and Basilica of Loyola and see the house where Loyola was born, the Saint Ignatius Tower. Learn about the history of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits.

Sanctuary of Loyola

LOYOLA is the birth place of St. Ignatius to Loyola founder of the Jesuit Order. The Cantabrian corniche en route offers spectacular views with limestone cliffs dropping vertically to the ocean, coves, beaches, and charming fishing villages that follow one another along the wild coastline.

Follow in the footsteps of St. Ignatius to Loyola, in a monumental complex built between the 17th and 18th centuries. Visit The Holy House, the life and conversion of the Saint; The Basilica, The Prayer Space; the Spirituality of St Ignatius and the history of the Order.

En route enjoy the little port of Getaria, Mount Jaizquibel, Zarautz, and Hondarribia.


• Hear the history of events that have shaped the story of Loyola.
• Visit Loyola’s iconic sites, the Holy House, the Basilica, and the Prayer Space
• Get tips on the best things to see and do in Loyola during your stay.
• Enjoy some of the best views of Loyola and surrounding countryside.

The basilica is located right in front of the old Loyola’s family house, where St. Ignatius of Loyola was born. Visit the “conversion chapel” (capilla de la conversion), where Ignatius had a God experience and decided to follow Jesus, founding the Jesuit Order years later.

Sanctuary of Loyola

• Language: tours commentated in the English language
• Reserve/book your tour/group at babanglophonegroup@gmail.com
• Guided tours are subject to availability on the reservation date/s desired.