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Visit HONDARRIBIA – Always Easy


Hondarribia (in Castilian known as Fuenterrabía) is located on the northeast coast of the province of Guipúzcoa, about 20 km east of the capital, San Sebastián. From its coast you can see the neighboring country France. It is a tourist and residential town, and it is also where the airport of San Sebastián (EAS) is located.

Kale Nagusia (Calle Mayor in Spanish) is the narrow street that takes you to the Church of Santa María de la Asunción and del Manzano, passing by historical buildings of the place.

A few meters from the church is the Plaza de Armas, one of residents favorite places, it is surrounded by beautiful traditional houses.

In addition to sitting down to have a drink on one of its terraces, it is worth going to the Tourist Office to get all your questions answered about the town regarding it’s rich history and make sure you get the full experience.. Going to the square to enjoy the views of the Bay of Txingudi is a must do. 

Another thing that you cannot miss is the Hondarribia wall and walk the sections of wall that surround the old part. Among the most interesting points of the defensive wall are the Puerta de San Nicolás, another of the old entrances to the walled city and through which a drawbridge is crossed.

Among the beauty of the city of Hondarribia there is the Plaza de Gipuzkoa, located in the old town that maintains its medieval appearance making you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. The construction of this square was done in the last century faithfully following the guidelines of the traditional Basque architecture of the entire old part and thus maintaining a harmonious whole.

Another plan that you can do is to walk through the picturesque neighborhood of La Marina, located next to the old port and the place where fishermen used to live. On the ground floor of these houses there are numerous pintxo bars and restaurants with large terraces such as the recommended Gran Sol and some grocery and canning shops, perfect for taking home a souvenir in the form of the best gastronomy.

Behind the port, an area where you can have a drink on one of its terraces with views of the pleasure boats,you can see the very Large beach of Hondarribia. This beach with calm waters, 800 meters long by 200 meters wide and one of the best beaches in the Basque Country, has parking and all services, which makes it perfect to complete your visit to this beautiful town.

WHERE TO EAT

Arroka Berri https://www.arrokaberri.com/

Restaurante Gran Sol  https://www.bargransol.com/

Hermandad de Pescadores  http://www.hermandaddepescadores.com/

Gastroteka Danontzat https://gastrotekadanontzat.com/

Abarka Jatetxea  http://www.restabarka.com/

Always Easy experiences with BASQUE TOURS

BUS: – 2-3€ Ekialdebus – https://ekialdebus.eus/es/e20-hondarribia-errenteria-pasaiantxo-donostia/

Train: Euskotren1,35€ –  https://www.euskotren.eus/tren/horarios

Vallina Taxi: 50€ / 20 minutos de trayecto – (+34) 943 40 40 40

Always Easy experiences with BASQUE TOURS

Discover Hondarribia by the hand of Basque Tours, with this private tour that combines the French Basque Country with the charming town of Hondarribia, with its cobblestone streets and colorful fishermen houses!

HONDARRIBIA & THE FRENCH BASQUE COAST:

https://basquetours.com/biarritz-french-basque-coast-tour.html



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