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Visit the Santa María Hermitage, known as La Antigua and acclaimed as the “cathedral of Basque hermitages”.

Built on top of a 12th century fort, this church dates back to 1366 and was the parochial centre of Zumarraga until 1576.

Its austere exterior contrasts with its dazzling interior, where an oak coffered ceiling reveals a fascinating framework of beams and crosspieces.

Key Point on the Three Temples Route: La Antigua is part of the Tierra Ignaciana Three Temples Route, sharing a path with the Loiola and Arantzazu sanctuaries, and offering a unique spiritual and cultural experience