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Hondarribia: Guided tour by the historic quarter
Starting at the Tourist Information Point in the Plaza de Armas, the visit sets off towards the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción y del Manzano where we will go inside and we will be given a historical explanation. We will then visit the Historic Quarter.
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Tidal area or flysch (Zumaia - Deba - Mutriku)
The term in Spanish 'rasa' or 'abrasion platform' is used to refer to the flat surface along the coastline, the formation of which is caused by the erosion of cliffs due to the effect of the waves. It consists of a series of strata which alternate hard layers (limestone and sandstone) with soft ones (loam and clay rocks) and looks like a cross section of puff pastry
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Albaola
Albaola The Sea Factory of The Basques is located at the entrance of the Bay of Pasaia (Gipuzkoa), close to the ancient steam dredger Jazikibel and situated in a renovated shipyard.In this magical and hidden place the ship writing carpenters repair and build boats with high historic and ethnographic value.Albaola factory evokes many sea odysseys lived by the Basque people along the New World trough the whale hunters and their vessels. More than a museum, this factory is an imaginative and open space where you can learn, thanks to a dynamic process, the sea history of the Basques watching the public construction of the replica of one of its most famous ships: XVIth century whale ship San Juan.San Juan whaling ship is the living exponent which shows the importance of 16th century Basque sea industry.  In order to carry out this construction, a collaborative network is created and formed by cultural equipments and social agents related to the heritage, the history, the naval construction, the education and the environment.  In addition, this construction is one of the most special projects of the European Capital of Culture 2016 – Donostia-San Sebastián.  You can visit the whaling ship construction process here, in the Basque sea factory, it’s dynamic and it develops over time to the rhythm of its constructive stages inside a big shed where the big structure pieces are finally assembled.All this process is set in a permanent exhibition based on the whaling and the sea activity of the Basques during the 16th century.Albaola completes your tourism experience inviting you to navigate along the bay of Pasaia: the access to the museum can be made by the sea thanks to a maritime transport service located at 'Muelle del Hospitalillo'. You can park your car at the free parking of Trintxerpe situated on the same wharf and you can board on this green boat where an exciting tour will start.   Time table: From Easter to September open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.From October to Easter open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.mExcept during the 1st of January, and the 24, 25 and 31st of December.
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Oñati-Arrikrutz cave
Arrikrutz the caves of Oñati form part of the Karst system of Gesaltza-Arrikrutz, being situated in the Aizkorri massif, at around 400 m above sea level. It is a cave that was formed in the limestone and dolomites in the upper Jurasic-lower Cretacic ages (between 154 and 96 million years ago). The system with 14 km of interconnected galleries and 6 superimposed floors is the largest cave of Gipuzkoa. The visit will be made to Gallery 53, located in the eastern sector of the Arrikrutz cave; a fossil gallery and former drain of the Aldaola River, it presents large galleries with interesting stalagmite concretions. The gallery of 390 m in length descends 55 m with an average slope of 9 degrees.
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Shrine of Loyola
In the First Room there are many liturgical vestments and objects, valuable either on account of their antiquity or artistic quality. All of them are duly labeled. In the Second Room, the frontage if occupied by the altar of the old Manresa Chapel that used to be on the first floor of the Tower-House. It is a fine item of woodwork of plateresque style, all of it of mahogany, made in the workshop of Saturnino López Gómez, known as the “hunchbacked man from Burgos.” In the center there is a reproduction of the Cave of Manresa, made in wood pulp, which shows St Ignatius writing the Exercises under the inspiration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Copies of the Book of the Exercises of various periods and in different languages are exhibited on the altar. The side niches no longer contain the mahogany statues of St Francis Xavier and Peter Faber, also by Saturnino López, which are now in the Hall of Honor of the Tower-House. The other show-cases contain a selection of chests of bronze, made in 1912 by Granda for the “Chapel of the Relics” on the second floor of the Tower-House.
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Ordizia market: your inner chef
Be initiated into the secrets of one of the best cuisines in the world. In a pleasant and fun atmosphere, discover the passion and love that good food requires. You`ll get great tips from prominent local chefs who will teach you to prepare the most acclaimed Basque dishes, so then you can prepare them at home and give your friends a tasty surprise. Among the variety of produce available to you at the famous Ordizia market, you can choose your ingredients, accompanied by a local chef. This market is the oldest in Gipuzkoa and has been held continuously every Wednesday since 1512.
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