During our Christmas adventure to the Basque Country we left for our last day a charming town Hondarribia. Hondarribia is a colorful fishing village that is both rich in architecture as well as in gastronomy. As you have seen, about gastronomy I mention in each post about every place we visited in Basque Country.
We left this beautiful place for our last day, as we had our return flight only 2min ride from there.
We started by visiting the well-preserved Old Town (Casco Viejo) with its beautiful and colorful houses. Green, white and red predominate which are the colors of the Basque flag. The font is inspired by the inscriptions in old basque tombstones and cemeteries.
Even if we went on December, we were lucky enough to have a sunny day. This made us and our kids to enjoy plenty of this town and its ́ beauty.
The streets are full of impressive buildings, then we saw the church and Parador El Emperador. Both old enough to make you feel as in a Medieval times, and both with a special beauty. Here to mention that Parador is a special kind of hotels, and all of them in Spain are committed to reclaiming Spanish heritage. This fact makes every Parador very special and unique, and each time you will stay, it will be a total experience, as the rooms are different as well.
Going further, closer to the city center, the Medieval feeling went away, and we saw buildings that are different in colors, but still make a perfect view as a whole. The cobbled streets across the town only do more to add to Hondarribia’s idyllic Basque charm.
We went to the bay, and it was such a calm view of the Gulf of Vizcaya, and curiously, we saw on the other side France, Hendaya. A place that we were walking only in the morning and enjoying the beach. Although, Hondarribia is in Gipuzkoa in the Spanish Basque Country, it’s right on the border with the French Basque country so you can quite literally see France from your doorstep.
On our way back to the car, we took one last walk around the promenade and we headed to the airport.
Below you will find all the beautiful pictures from this town.
Looks like a great place to explore, love all the colors of the buildings and the fish lips:)
Agree, the place is simply amazing, and people as well.
What beautiful place you visited! I love all the colors on the buildings.
The colors are splendid, and the place is amazing, something out of what I have already seen.
These places look like they were quite a catch with everyone. I love traveling with the family whenever possible.
yes, we all enjoyed strolling through the Old Town, amazing place, and lovely time all together
What a beautiful place! The buildings are stunning, love the colors!
Agree, the place is amazing, and its colors make it even prettier
This looks really good and I love all the different color and architech of the buildings.
Agree, the coordination of colors makes this place really beautiful
Wow! This is really a nice place. I am so impressed by the cleanliness of the streets and the buildings seem to be built in coordination with each other. I would love to visit Hondarribia someday. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience.
I was super amazed of the fact that each town of Basque Country is so clean.
I’ve never been, but it’ looks so beautiful and like a fun experience for all.
It is an amazing place to discover, it is so different from the rest of Spain.
Wow, this town is so cute! I love the architecture. It sounds like you and your family had a blast!
Hi Jennifer, the town is surprisingly beautiful, I didn´t expect to see such an architecture there.