We invite you to visit a unique place where cultures of the two countries – Spain and France are merged. There is a border between the Spanish town Hondarribia and the French town Hendaye. The border is a river Bidasoa, which can be crossed by boat or even by walking across the bridge!
Hondarribia is a small but very picturesque town, founded in 1203. City combines perfectly preserved spirit of the Middle Ages, the views of the Cantabrian Sea on one side, the French Basque coast and mountains – on the other side. Also here you can taste excellent pintxos and traditional Basque cuisine.
The old town is a fortress located on a hill. Here you can stay in a castle-palace of Carlos V built in XVI century, stroll along the ramparts, enjoy a cup of coffee on the square Arma Plaza, visit the Gothic church of St. Mary of the XVIII century, located in the heart of the fortress town. Further, we offer you to go to the seaport town where the lovely promenade to the beach, marina and lighthouse.
Hondarribia is a major holiday celebrated on September 8th every year since 1639, after the liberation of the city after the Thirty Years’ War. All 17,000 residents participate in the celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe, an impressive theatrical performances that reflect the history and culture of this small but powerful city. In July there is a festival of blues, the city is filled with the sounds of music played by famous musicians from around the world for five days.