This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Irun. To help you make friends with Irun before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Irun, Basque Country, Spain, borders France and Spain and is situated at an elevation of twenty-three meters above sea level. The commercial nature and the industries of Irun make it a significant city. Lying on the banks of River Bidasoa about three kilometers away from Hondarribia, Irun is a veritable paradise for lovers of history in a natural setting. Hostels in Irun, Basque Country, Spain, are few but comfortable. Since tourism has been growing here in recent times, book your Irun, Basque Country, Spain hostels in advance so as not to be stranded.
Irun has a beautiful combination of new and historic elements, one of them being the Church of Santa Maria del Juncal built in the sixteenth century with a Roman image of the saint. After you spend a quiet hour or two here, stop off at another monumental building -- the Baroque City hall, that keeps a curious traveler busy for quite awhile exploring. At the square of Urdanibia lies a hermitage of Santa Elena, built on top of a Roman necropolis and temple.
On a visit to Irun, Basque Country, Spain, there is much more to enjoy than just historic or natural places. The city has many cultural and sporting activities with choices like canoeing, horseback riding, golf, mountain climbing, and many national and international festivals in film and theater. In Hondarribia, the “Alarde de Armas” or “Alarde de San Marcial” (display of weapons) is an organized event in the form of a parade to commemorate the Peninsular War held annually on June Thirtieth.
The town center has a lot of character with its pedestrian streets and Basque houses. The Irun city hall is an impressive building with beautiful interiors, where civil marriages take place on Saturdays in a huge square popularly known as “ San Juan.” Several events are held here during the year, especially during local holidays.
Saunter over to Park Sargia, which was designed in the eleventh century by Sir Basterrerxea. Originally a private garden, this park is now open to the public, and you will find families relaxing and spending time together here. Sumptuous food with fresh local produce, fine wine, and desserts are common in Irun, Basque Country, Spain. Walk through this city's natural historical landscape, enjoy its many activities, or enter a culinary heaven with its food, and enjoy a comfortable night's sleep in one of the many hostels in Irun, Basque Country, Spain. Book in advance and sleep more peacefully in the knowledge that you don't have to worry about where to stay when you visit this historic city.
Written by local enthusiast for Irun hostelsJoy Barboza