The old quarter of Durango is full of life. It is by far the best place to enjoy a pintxo (mini bar snack) and try our local cuisine.
Capital of the region
The town is also a cultural hub, and at weekends is a bustling hive of events and activities. Come and enjoy the atmosphere in Durango!
Santa Ana Arch
The Santa Ana Arch is Durango’s most prominent symbol. It is the only surviving archway of the six that once graced the town’s wall. Built in the baroque style, it dates from the 16th century, although it was redesigned and rendered even more spectacular during the 18th century.
Through the Fish and Wine Trail, it linked the Kingdom of Castile to the coast of the Bay of Biscay, as well as to Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa.
Arrainaren eta Ardoaren ibilbidearen bitartez, Gaztelako erreinua eta Kantauriko kosta lotzen zituen Durangok, baita Bizkaia eta Gipuzkoa ere.
Santa María Portico
Nuestra Señora de Uribarri Basilica was completed during the 15th century and has a magnificent wooden portico, the largest of its kind in the Basque Country. The upper structure is made from wood and rests on 11 columns, 9 pilasters and two walls of the basilica itself.
During the bombing of Durango, the portico and some of the larger areas of the basilica were almost completely destroyed. The building we see today is the result of the restoration work carried out after the Spanish Civil War.
This Gothic-style calvary was built at the end of the 15th century on the site known as Kurutziaga, formerly used for burning heretics and witches
The carvings at the bottom of the cross represent sin and sorrow, followed by the Church and the Gospels; and those at the top represent salvation and forgiveness.
WHAT TO SEE IN DURANGO