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Plaza Gipuzkoa
Vacation Travel Guide

Visit a town square in the heart of one of the most popular areas of Hondarribia, a gathering spot surrounded by picturesque houses.  

The Plaza de Gipuzkoa (Gipuzkoa Square), also known as Plaza de las Cadenas (Chains’ Square) is a famous square in Hondarribia (Fuenterrabía in Spanish), a small town in Gipuzkoa Province, Basque Country, in northern Spain. Discover a scenic and busy plaza in the Casco Viejo (Old Quarter) area and take great photos of the colorful houses around it.

The picturesque Old Quarter of Hondarribia is considered a historic site because of the many interesting buildings scattered around it. In earlier times it was enclosed by fortified walls that protected the town from foreign invasions. Now it is surrounded by iconic traditional buildings with no more than three or four stories.

The Plaza de Gipuzkoa was constructed using a very traditional architectural style, giving the square a medieval charm. Walk to the plaza and discover the meeting point of two lively streets of the Old Quarter: Satarka Kalea and Harategi Kalea.

The square is very popular among locals and tourists. Plan your trip to be able to see one of the many musical concerts that take place in this lively square throughout the year.

While you are visiting the Plaza de Gipuzkoa, walk around the area and pass through the striking arch known as Jacobean Gate. It connects the Gipuzkoa Square with the street Santiago Konpostela Kalea. Wander along the many other quaint streets of the Casco Histórico. Notice its traditional cobblestone pavement and gorgeous buildings with iron balconies.

Find another very popular square, the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square), which has been the scene of many of the town’s most relevant celebrations for centuries. Admire the gorgeous Castillo de Carlos V, a castle near the plaza, and take some great photos of its elegant façade. If you continue walking you will reach the famous Barrio de la Marina or Barrio de la Portua, the pleasant fisherman’s quarter.

Discover the lovely Plaza de Gipuzkoa and enjoy a historic and busy site in Hondarribia.

Top Hotels Close to Plaza Gipuzkoa

Parador de Hondarribia
Parador de Hondarribia
4 out of 5
Plaza de Armas, 14, Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa
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The price is $143 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17

Located in Hondarribia Historic Center, this historic hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Arma Plaza and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Bay of Biscay. Church of Nuestra Senora ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (191 reviews)

"Great location. Great view. Great service."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Parador de Hondarribia
Hotel Palacete
Hotel Palacete
1 out of 5
Plaza de Gipuzkoa, 5, Hondarribia
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Located in Hondarribia Historic Center, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Plaza Gipuzkoa, Hendaye Beach, and Hondarribia Beach. Bay of Biscay and Port of Saint-Jean-de-Luz ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)

"Amazing staff, The room was quite small, but at this price point, an excellent value. It can be a bit difficult to find because it's right in the middle of the old town. The fun part of that is being able to explore the area. The outdoor patio is pleasant. I will go back, and stay longer."…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Hotel Palacete
BRAND NEW APARTMENT
BRAND NEW APARTMENT
Hondarribia, Basque Country
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Located in Hondarribia Historic Center, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Plaza Gipuzkoa and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Bay of Biscay. Baluarte de la ...

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Parador de Hondarribia
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4 out of 5
Plaza de Armas, 14, Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa
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Hotel Palacete
Hotel Palacete
1 out of 5
Plaza de Gipuzkoa, 5, Hondarribia
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Labreder - Basquenjoy
3.5 out of 5
Uria Harresia Kalea 16, Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa
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Kabuxa - Basque Stay
3 out of 5
San Nikolas 21, 9, Hondarribia, Basque Country
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Kabuxa - Basque Stay
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21 San Nikolas Kalea, Hondarribia
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