The Baroque shrine was built in the 17th century in the birthplace of the founder of the Jesuit Order, in the Basque region of Spain.
Today, the birthplace of St. Ignatius is home to one of the most stunning Baroque cathedrals of Europe, overlooking a pristine valley in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa.
The Sanctuary of Loyola was begun in the 17th century, and construction continued until the 20th century. Here is a virtual gallery of one of the most important Catholic sites of Spain.
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