Fuenterrabía

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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 along the flat sandy plains. In many ways the historical center is more impressive than that of Irún; it preserves many portions of the fortified Muralla de Hondarribia (the wall), the Puerta de Santa Maria (the city gate), as well as numerous churches and plazas.

If accommodation is full in Irún, look to Hondarribia for a perfectly good alternative.

Fiesta:

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.

History:

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

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