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Santuario de Aranzazu

Barrio de Arantzazu, 8, 20569 Onati, Spain
+34 943 71 65 75
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Basque Christian Tour: Sanctuary of Loyola, Aranzazu and San Telmo Church
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“modern art” (2 reviews)
“crypt” (4 reviews)
“mountain” (4 reviews)
Barrio de Arantzazu, 8, 20569 Onati, Spain
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The architecture is something to marvel at. Inside, the church was very solemn and quiet, good for prayer and reflection. Outside, the view is also great!

Thank JasmineB
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This mountain monasterio is well worth the visit. Although designed and built in the 50s by Sáenz de Oiza this reinterpretation of religous archictecture still resonates. The artistic collaborations with the leading Basque artists of the the time period (Oteiz a/ Chillida / Basterretxea) are...More

Thank philipedwardstanton
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of the coolest sites. From the stunning setting to the elegant cave like crypt it is a very special place. The trip up the mountain is itself worth the trip.

Thank John B
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The sanctuary was built on the green mountains. Very interesting the modern options of the artists who work on it; probably the most impressive and less usual to be seen in a church is the main altar carved on rock. If you like to walk...More

Thank Vitor A
Reviewed 5 August 2016

On a rainy monday in July, nobody was here. You have to visit it (also the crypt). When the weather is better you can do fine walks here.

Thank GeDa_12
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I want to alter my blog of 2012 because the train no longer runs to Otsuarte. A good way to walk to Arantzazu -uphill through the woods - is to follow the camino de Santiago (yellow arrow) trail from Zegama. You can get to Zegama...More

Thank marionvalder
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Santuario de Aranzazu is a very modern religious temple built in the middle of 20th century and located in a hill of the center of Basque Country, near the beautiful historical town of Oñati, in the Basque Country. Arantzazu means “abundance of thorns” in Basque...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Simple one of the most awesome - in the truest sense of the word - churches I've ever been in. Breathtaking location with incredible views but simply phenomenal work of art.

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 1 November 2015

The sanctuary is a beautiful enclave in the Basque region. The nature surrounding the buildings is breathtaking and if you can visit during the festivities you will be embrace in a cultural and spiritual unforgettable experience. It is not easy to find it and when...More

1  Thank Mikel P
Reviewed 29 September 2015

When Franco visited this Arantzazu church was in shock and tried to tear down completely; argumenting that was a sacrilege. Fortunately, locals were against this decision and keep the church safe. It's amazing to be inside. Don't forget to visit the basement chapel and take...More

1  Thank Mopar0429
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7 September 2015|
Response from Edouard_WB | Reviewed this property |
You can go with bus from San Sabastian to be Onati, and after you check there I hink have one bus for go up, bt carefull Sunday it's full