2.20km → Sámano
To Santiago: 
646.50
Altitudine: 
75
5.00km → Allendelagua
To Santiago: 
641.60
Altitudine: 
5

The life of Castro Urdiales still revolves around the Puebla Vieja, or old village. It is here that you can explore the most impressive and oldest monuments.

Make your way down to the harbor (a short distance from the camino) to visit Iglesia de Santa Maria...

Storia: 

Castro Urdiales was settled first by the Romans, who used the location more for its iron than the sea. It prospered under the reign of the Kingdom of Castile right up until 1813 when the French Army destroyed the city. It was quickly rebuilt and fortified.

Festività: 

June: San Juan on the 24th, and San Pelayo Mártir (the patron of Castro Urdiales) on the 26th.
July: La Virgen del Carmen on the 16th, and Santa Ana on the 26th.
August: The Assumption of Mary is celebrated on the 14th.
November: San Andrés on the 30th.

Il cammino: 

The camino through Castro Urdiales follows the N-634 but it is possible to walk the coastline, a route which is a great deal more scenic. It can be followed as far as the beach at which point you will need to turn back towards the main road. A short distance later the camino turns left...

Accommodation in Castro Urdiales

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Castro Urdiales
Municipal
Behind the Bullring on the way out of Castro
16 6€
Pension

2

Hostería Villa de Castro
Pension
Los Huertos, 2
Photo in Hostería Villa de Castro on the Camino de Santiago

3

Pensión La Mar ⭑⭑
Pension
La Mar, 27
Photo in Pensión La Mar on the Camino de Santiago

4

Pensión Chili
Pension
La Ronda, 16
Photo in Pensión Chili on the Camino de Santiago

5

Pensión Ardigales 11 ⭑⭑
Pension
Ardigales, 11
Photo in Pensión Ardigales 11 on the Camino de Santiago

6

Pensión La Marina ⭑
Pension
La Plazuela, 16
Photo in Pensión La Marina on the Camino de Santiago
Hostal

7

Hostal Catamarán ⭑
Hostal
Victorina Gainza, 3
Photo in Hostal Catamarán on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

8

Hotel Sercotel Las Rocas ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Flaviobriga, 1
Photo in Hotel Sercotel Las Rocas on the Camino de Santiago

9

Hotel Agua Viva & Spa Castro ⭑⭑
Hotel
Alto de la Cruz, 6
Photo in Hotel Agua Viva & Spa Castro on the Camino de Santiago

10

Hotel La Ronda ⭑
Hotel
La Ronda 18 bis
Photo in Hotel La Ronda on the Camino de Santiago
2.70km → Castro Urdiales
To Santiago: 
644.30
Altitudine: 
20
Altitudine: 
150

There is a lighthouse here as well as a watch tower. There is also a small amusement park for children. The real draw though is the views. The easiest way here is via the funicular railway from San Sebastián.

Il cammino: 

Getting from the monte to the camino is a simple matter. From the parking lot at the top of the monte, make like a car and roll downhill along the road. When you get to the small gravel parking lot on your right, cut across it to pass the Hotel Leku Eder and keep on...

2.70km → Eskerika (Morga)
To Santiago: 
709.30
Altitudine: 
195
Attenzione: 

Mind the traffic at the Alto, which comes faster than expected.

Il cammino: 

You will arrive at the Alto at a large and fairly dangerous highway crossing. The way ahead is marked, and you are heading towards the signs marked Larrabetzu. After crossing the highway, turn left at the first junction, uphill. You will pass the small Ermita de San Esteban...

Accommodation in Alto de Morga

Private

1

Albergue Caserío Pozueta
Private
16 14€

2

Albergue Gerekiz
Private
15€
Altitudine: 
185

Located about 5km off of the camino, but there is an albergue here. The owners will drive you back to the camino in the morning if necessary. A very quiet mountain location.

Accommodation in Lastur

Private

1

Albergue de Lastur
Private
Plaza San Nicolás
70 17-20€
Altitudine: 
10

Set off a short distance from the Camino, Fuenterrabía (Hondarribia) is none-the-less considered an important camino city. The old town is centered around a small hill overlooking the Txingudi Bay, and the suburbs and the Donostia Airport have spread outwards from it...

Storia: 

It is said that the Apostle himself passed through Hondarribia on his way to Galicia

Festività: 

June: A Medieval market is held on the second Sunday of June.
July: Santiago is celebrated on the 25th of July.
August: Several neighborhood fiestas on the 15th to celebrate the Assumption of Mary.
October: San Francisco de Asís on the 5th.

Accommodation in Fuenterrabía

Closed

1

Albergue Capitán Tximista
Closed
Barrio Jaizubia, 14
36 23€
Photo in Albergue turístico Goikoerrota on the Camino de Santiago

The lighthouse here, along with another on the east bank of the passage, were built to guide ships through this narrow passage at times of rough seas and turbulent weather; once through though the ships enjoyed the calm of the well protected harbor which even today is one of the most heavily...

Il cammino: 

From the parking lot the camino turns left to return to a trail. Pay close attention to the various forks in the trail; although they are well marked there are many options through the forest.

Along this stretch you will also see markings for the GR-121, a 300km circuit that shares ground...

1.20km → Ibiri Auzoa

Excellent sea views and a suitable place for a rest, the ermita is ordinarily locked up.

Il cammino: 

The camino joins the road when it reaches the ermita, and follows it to the small village of Ibiri Auzoa.

4.00km → Munitibar
To Santiago: 
734.50
Altitudine: 
305
Storia: 

On the west gate of the Monastery is a relief carving of an eagle carrying a skull, not a traditional motif for any building but one that illustrates the story of the monastery’s early days. On the day of the Assumption in 968, residents of a nearby Munitibar (the next town on the camino) were...

Il cammino: 

Beyond the monastery the camino turns right and into the forest again.

Accommodation in Monasterio de Zenarruza

Parochial

1

Albergue de peregrinos del monasterio de Zenarruza
Parochial
Monasterio de Zenarruza
18 Donativo€

Located 1.5 off the camino in a suburb near the Bilbao airport.

Accommodation in Derio

Private

1

Albergue Juvenil Residencia Mañarikua
Private
Larrauri, 1C
80 22€
To Santiago: 
830.60
Altitudine: 
195

The Santuario is maintained by an Italian fraternity and the hours are limited; if you spot an open door duck in.

It was built in the 16th century and is home to the Black Virgen that was discovered on this hillside by two children. It also displays some high flying ships, a reminder to...

Attenzione: 

ATTENTION: Do not underestimate the steep climb of 600 meters to the summit of the Jazkibel, take plenty of water and something to eat with you and keep in mind that you will be on the way for several hours to the next place.

Festività: 

La Virgen de Guadalupe is celebrated on September 8th.

Il cammino: 

The way from the Santuario splits into three, one road and two trails. There is a sign and a map illustrating the differences. The official camino follows a trail just to the south of the ridge line, while an alternative known as the Purgatorio Route follows along the ridge line...

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