Monday’s Travel Photos – Hondarribia

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The Basque mediaeval walled city of Hondarribia (Fontarabie in French and Fuentarribia in Spanish) which has been guarding Spain since the time of Charles V in the 16th century, is built on a little promontory facing Hendaye over the Txingudi bay. There is nothing in particular to visit but even on a rainy day, it’s interesting to wander through the narrow streets laid out on a grid plan with their wrought iron balconies. Afterwards, you can walk along the seafront into the old fisherman’s quarter on the west shore of the mouth of Bisasoa River, which has a much better selection of eating places.

The walled city of Hondarribia

The walled city of Hondarribia

Santa Maria entrance

Santa Maria entrance

Main street of Hondarribia

Main street of Hondarribia

Guipuscoa Square

Guipuscoa Square

Our Lady of the Asumption

Our Lady of the Asumption

 

Guipuscoa Square

Guipuscoa Square

Archway leading to Guipuscoa SquareArchway leading to Guipuscoa Square

View of the bay from the walled city

View of the bay from the walled city

14th to 15th century palace which is now a hotel

14th to 15th century palace which is now a hotel

Terrace café seen through a wrough-iron gate

Terrace café seen through a wrough-iron gate

 

Seafront with old town in the distance

Seafront with old town in the distance

 

Taberna Atetxea in the fishermen's quartier where we had lunch on the top floor

Taberna Atetxea in the fishermen’s quartier where we had an enjoyable lunch on the top floor and ate gulas

 

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One Response to Monday’s Travel Photos – Hondarribia

  1. Jane's cousin's friend says:

    Beautiful photos.

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