Four hundred meters from Ilarratz on the right-hand side of the road lies La Abadia de Ilarratz (the abbey). The medieval building, rumored to have been a fort, was converted to a church in the early 16th century. A pilgrim bought it and is currently busy with a project to save the buildings. Pilgrims are welcome to pop in and say hello. They are also welcome to rest in the shade of the garden.