Azpeitia

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Sanctuary of Ignatius of Loyola, in Azpeitia

Azpeitia (meanin 'doun the rock' in Basque) is a toun an municipality athin the province o Gipuzkoa, in the Basque Kintra o Spain, locatit on the Urola river a few kilometres east o Azkoitia. Its population is 13,708 (2001 estimate). It is locatit 16 miles soothwast o Donostia/San Sebastián.

Azpeitia is the birthplace o Ignatius o Loyola. His birth hame is nou preservit as a pairt o lairge Jesuit compoond, the Sanctuar o Loyola, a major attraction o tourist an pilgrims alike. Azpeitia lees at the fuit o the massive Izarraitz touerin ower the toun an hintle visitit bi toun-dwellers. Azpeitia Railwey Museum is locatit in the toun.

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Coordinates: 43°10′55″N 2°15′55″W / 43.18194°N 2.26528°W / 43.18194; -2.26528