Getaria is in the coastal chain of Gipuzkoa, an area made up of Tertiary materials arranged in strata, forming spectacular eroded hillsides.

Its privileged environment is a palette in which all shades of colour are mixed, with a predominance of blue and green. From any of its four rural districts, San Prudencio, Askizu, Eitzaga or Meaga, the natural spectacle, always with the sea as a backdrop, offers a view of fields covered by vineyards, whose fruit will be transformed into txakolí. Between these fields runs the Way of St. James known as "the coast", which, entering from Zarautz and crossing the municipality, passes next to the medieval chapel of San Prudencio and reaches Askizu, an idyllic balcony overlooking the Bay of Biscay, where the church of San Martín de Tours, patron saint of pilgrims and walkers, is located. At the same time, these neighbourhoods offer the possibility of taking different routes to get to know Getaria a little better and discover its surroundings.


The neighbourhood of the txakoli route.

Eitzaga is home to some of the txakoli wineries that can be visited in Getaria. The path that leads to the hermitage of Santa Bárbara (Zarautz) crosses an area of vineyards that is a mixture of road and Roman road. In about an hour you can follow a route that links the green of the vineyards with the sea that gives them their characteristic flavour to produce our Getariako Txakolina.

Meaga and Garate mountain

The highest neighbourhood in Getaria.

A neighbourhood in the municipality of Getaria, judicial district of Azpeitia, Gipuzkoa, under Mount Garate (278 m.), 195 m. above sea level. The chapel of San Isidro stands out, a recent construction which, nevertheless, brings together all the buildings in the area. The hamlet of Abeta Zaharra and the hermitage of San Blas, a small shrine, also stand out.

San Prudencio

A perfect blend of medieval heritage and txakoli.

As soon as we leave the old quarter of Getaria on our way to Zumaia, we will enter the San Prudencio neighbourhood, where we will highlight its hermitage. The hermitage of San Prudencio is located in the neighbourhood of the same name, situated high up behind the old quarter of Getaria, on the stretch of the coastal road to Santiago that connects the centre of the town with the Askizu neighbourhood. Although the first documentary mentions of it date back to the 15th century, archaeological work carried out on the building revealed its medieval origin and the remains of a necropolis from that period. Inside, the chapel houses the images of San Prudencio, as well as a Gothic carving of the Virgin and Child. Tradition attributes miraculous virtues to a stone located at the head of the hermitage as a remedy for headaches.


The path of the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago.

A silent valley, protected from the winds by its gentle hills and full of vineyards, meadows, farmhouses and estates that will delight the walker, as it is also the route of the Northern Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela. Askizu is the main rural district of Getaria, whose spiritual and referential centre is the parish church of San Martín. It is the heir to the village of Askizu, which was established during the High Middle Ages (5th to 11th centuries). Inside, another medieval jewel stands out, consisting of the magnificent Gothic Calvary in the apse. The ensemble is made up of a crucified Christ flanked by the figures of the Virgin and the Apostle Saint John.