Tourism Office

Address: Iturriaga Jauregia - Kale Nagusia 17 - 20810 ORIO
Tl.: 943 83 55 65
Fax: 943 83 55 65
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Summer timetable(from 19 June to 15 September):

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00 & 16:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00


Winter timetable (from 5 November to 1 April):

Tuesday: 09:30 -13:30
Thursday to Friday: 09:30-13:30 & 16:00- 19: 00
Saturday: 09:30-15:00
Sunday: 10:00-14:00


Spring timetable (from 2 April to 18 June):

Tuesday: 09:30 -13:00
Thursday to Friday: 09:30-13:00 & 16:00- 19: 00
Saturday: 09:30-14:00 & 16:00-19:00
Sunday: 10:00-14:00

Orio Donejakue

Way of Saint James Interpretation Center

The Way of Saint James Interpretation center is located in the historical old town of Orio, in Iturriaga Palace, a house from the XVI Century.

The Center has 3 floors:

  • In the first floor there is the visitors information point and the tourist office.
  • In the second floor the center offers general information about the Way: Santiago apostle, art in the Camino, history , legends...
  • In the last floor you will found information about the two Caminos there exist in the Basque Country, the Coastal Way and the Inland Way: art, origin, vegetation, art...


The center also has interactive modules, audiovisual projections and different educational materials.

All the rooms can be accessed by people with reduced mobility.

 

Timetable:

Winter timetable ( from 15 September to 14 June):
Tuesday: 09:30- 13:00
From Wednesday to Friday: 09:30- 13:00 and 16:00-19:00
Saturday: 09:30-14:00 and 16:00-19:00
Sunday: 10:00-14:00

Summer timetable ( from 15 June to 13 September):
From Monday to Saturday : 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00
Sunday: 10:00- 14:00

 

Rates:

Ordinary rate: 0,50 €
+ 12 years and + 65 years: 0,20€
Pilgrims: free.

The way of Saint James routes

Confronted with an expanding Islam, a fabulous legend arose from the outer reaches of Europe which would have great repercussions throughout the Old Continent. The sepulchre of the apostle St. James, the only burial of a disciple of Jesus in Western Europe, became a powerful beacon of the West, attracting and captivating the whole of Christianity, and becoming a prominent place of worship and pilgrimage.

The discovery of the tomb of Saint James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela in the 9th century led to the creation of the most important pilgrimage route in mediaeval Europe, the Way of Saint James. The passage of numerous pilgrims who, driven on by their faith, travelled to Santiago de Compostela from all over Europe, acted as a starting point for artistic, social and economic development, which left its mark along the entire Way of Saint James.

Websites on the Way of Saint James

www.caminodesantiago.consumer.es
www.caminosantiago.org
www.caminosantiago.com
www.jacobeo.net

Information and practical advices

Today's pilgrim has to prepare for their future "experience" carefully. One important aspect to bear in mind is the "pilgrim's credential", which can be obtained at the starting point of the pilgrimage and which will identify the pilgrim as someone who is travelling along the Way of Saint James. This credential is stamped at all the places they stop at along the Way, and thus confirms that the pilgrim has travelled the minimum length of the Way to receive a "Compostela", a certificate issued by the Oficina del Peregrino (Pilgrim's Office) at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela to pilgrims who have walked at least the last 100 km or cycled at least the last 200 km. This credential can also be used to stay overnight in albergues (hostels).

BEFORE YOU SET OUT

PREPARATION
Practically anyone can do a pilgrimage on foot, as long as they prepare themselves properly, follow logical instructions and pace themselves in accordance with their own physical capacities. Therefore, it is a good idea to start training before setting out, by going for increasingly long walks or hikes.

PLANNING
It is also a good idea to plan in advance the stages of the route you intend to cover in advance, bearing in mind that the normal length of each stage can be 25-30 km. It is best to choose a suitable time of the year, which will vary depending on the route. If possible, it is best to avoid the cold winter or hot summer weather. Remember to start the Way with shorter stages and, as your body gets used to long walks, increase the length in line with your own abilities. It is also important to inform relatives about your travel plans before leaving and keep them updated during the trip.

WHAT TO TAKE

A RUCKSACK
Choose a comfortable, practical rucksack, which allows you to keep everything well organised. Travel light, your rucksack should weigh no more than 10% of your own body weight.

CLOTHES
Dress to suit the weather and the time of year
Convertible trousers
Cotton socks, always clean and dry
It is very important to wear the correct footwear, already well broken in, the correct size, and with non-slip soles
Flip-flops for the shower
Waterproof cape for the rain
Hat.

PERSONAL CARE
Towel
Toilet bag
Nail clippers
First aid kit with disinfectant, scissors, plasters, cotton bandages, cream or plasters to avoid blisters, rubbing alcohol, anti-inflammatory cream, aspirin or Paracetamol, laxatives and anti-diarrhoea tablets.
Sun protection cream.

USEFUL ITEMS
Water bottle
Walking stick(s)
Penknife
Pegs for hanging out clothes
Paper tissues
Camera
Mobile phone and charger
Notebook
Sleeping bag
Detergent
Ear plugs

DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION
ID card/Passport and medical card Pilgrim's credential Way of Saint James guidebook

WEBSITES FOR MORE INFORMATION

Orio
www.oriora.com
www.oriora.com/Camping

Tourism in the Orio Region (Urola Costa), the Province of Gipuzkoa and the Basque Country
www.costavasca.org (Urola Costa)
www.gipuzkoaturismo.net (Gipuzkoa)
www.turismoa.euskadi.net (País Vasco)

Websites on the Way of Saint James
www.caminosnorte.org
www.caminodesantiago.consumer.es
www.caminosantiago.org
www.caminosantiago.com
www.jacobeo.net

Pilgrimages

Pilgrimage in the classic sense of the term consists of the journey undertaken by a believer or a group of believers to a sanctuary, a sacred place or somewhere with significant religious connotations. This type of journey to a shrine constitutes contact with some sacred thing or being. The journey is often carried out on foot. Through it, the pilgrim reaches a supernatural manifestation, whether this be during the journey or at the destination, and thus participates in a reality different from the profane.

Pilgrimage is a feature common to most religions, and we can differentiate between different types in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc.

In Christianity, the first pilgrimages we know of were linked to places where Jesus was born, lived or died. There are accounts of pilgrimages to the Holy Land, which date back to the 4th century. Another of the places pilgrims have flocked to since ancient times is Rome. They have also gone to places connected to the apostles, saints, martyrs, appearances of the Virgin Mary, places where miracles have occurred, or people have been healed, etc.

The major Christian pilgrimage sites are:

The Holy Land: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre the Sea of Galilee, etc.
Rome and the Vatican
Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine's Monastery
Mount Athos (Greece)
Fátima (Portugal)
Lourdes (France)
Santiago de Compostela

Orio

ORIO
Orio Donostiatik 17 km-ra dago, honen mendebaldean. Arrantza-tradizio handiko herria da, ibaiertzetan ontziolak eta portu-jarduera dituena. Itsasoari erabat lotuta egon da Erdi Aroan sortu zenetik.

Oria ibaiaren ondoan dago. Gipuzkoako ibairik luze eta emaritsuena da Oria, eta meandro asko eratzen ditu Antillako hondartzatik gertu itsasoarekin bat egin aurretik. Ibai-bidea eta portu naturala izan da betidanik, eta horrek eman dio Oriori bere portu-izaera. Duela bi mendera arte, ibaiertzetan padura zabalak eta dunak zeuden. Pixkanaka, dikeen eraikuntzari esker, ibaiari lur horiek kendu zitzaizkion eta soro bihurtu ziren. Gainera, XIX. mendean zubiak eraiki zituzten arte, itsasadarra oztopo natural bat zen. Kostaldetik zihoazen guztiek, geldialdia egin behar izaten zuten.

Orion Kostaldeko Done Jakue Bidea gogorarazten diguten elementu asko daude, eta jarraian azalduko ditugu:

Erdi Aroko galtzada
San Martin baseliza
Gurutze-bidea
Kale Nagusia
Erromesentzako ospitale zaharra edo "Piedadia"
Bariko San Nikolas eliza
Itsasadarra
Estekak


ERDI AROKO GALTZADA

Orio kokatzen den erribera guztiz lauaren parean, Igeldo-Mendizorrotzeko kostaldeko mendikatea altxatzen da. Bere erliebe aldapatsuak hesi bat sortzen du kostaldeko tarte honetan. Donostiatik zetorren bide zaharra mendikate honetan barrena zihoan, eta Kostaldeko Done Jakue Bideak ere ibilbide berari jarraitzen dio. Oriorako jaitsieran, galtzada zaharraren zati handiak aurkituko ditu erromesak, ongi kontserbatu direnak.


SAN MARTIN BASELIZA

Antzinako baseliza eder hau Orioren sarreran dago, kokaleku pribilegiatu batean. Oria ibaiaren bokaleari eta itsasoari begira dago, muino baten gainean, eta inguru hori ere baselizaren izenaz ezagutzen da. Egungo eraikina XVI. mendekoa da seguruenik. Eraikin zaharrago baten gainean altxatzen da, baina oinplano handiagoa du. Baselizaren barruan San Martin, San Sebastian, Kristo Santua eta Santa Anaren irudiak dituzten hiru erretaula daude.


GURUTZE-BIDEA

Orioko gurutze-bidea Done Jakue Bidetik doa, eta herriko bi eraikin erlijioso nagusiak lotzen ditu: San Martin baseliza eta San Nikolas parrokia. Gurutze gehienak bistara daude, eta lagun egingo digute herrigunerako bidean. Iritsi aurretik, landa-eremu bat zeharkatuko dugu, eta bertan marinel-kutsua darien XVI. mendeko eraikinak aurkituko ditugu.

KALE NAGUSIA

Done Jakue Bideak Orioko erdialdea (Erdi Arokoa) zeharkatzen du, eta "Kale Nagusia" izena hartzen du tarte horretan. Honela, antzina Donostiatik zetorren bide nagusi horrek Orioko parte zaharra itxuratu du. Kale Nagusian oinetxe asko daude, eta horien artean XV. eta XVI. mendeko eraikinak eta geroagokoak nabarmentzen dira. Eraikin horietako bat, Iturriaga jauregia, Done Jakue Bideari buruzko Interpretazio Zentroa hartzeko berritu da.

ERROMESENTZAKO OSPITALE ZAHARRA EDO "PIEDADIA"

Orioko Kale Nagusian, antzina, erromesentzako ospitale bat zegoen, Pietatearen Andre Mariari atxikia. Hainbat mendetan zehar, eraikin horrek erromesak, bidaiariak edo aterpe bila zebiltzan pobreak hartu zituen. XVI. mendeko testigantzen arabera, garai hartan ostatu-emaile bat eta hogei ohe inguru zeuzkan. Gaur egun, eraikinaren hondarrak baino ez dira geratzen.

BARIKO SAN NIKOLAS ELIZA

Kale Nagusian behera, San Nikolas parrokia ikaragarrira iritsiko gara. XVI. eta XVII. mendeko eraikin errenazentista da, eta XIII. mendeko eliza baten gainean dago eraikita. Plataforma zabal batean dago, eta pilare handien gainean kokatutako arku indartsu batzuek sostengatzen dute plataforma horren zati bat. Tenpluaren inguruan atari perimetral deigarri bat aurkituko dugu, erronda-bide baten modukoa eta erabat estalia. Barrualdearen aberastasun artistikoari dagokionez, Bariko San Nikolasi (bidaiari eta arrantzaleen zaindaria) eskainitako aldarea azpimarratu behar da.

ITSASADARRA

Duela gutxira arte, Orioko kale nagusia itsasadarrean amaitzen zen. Bertan ontziraleku bat zegoen, itsasadarra zeharkatzeko zerbitzu batez hornitua. Zerbitzu hori zen bi ertzen arteko lotura bakarra, eta bidaiariek, zubirik ez zegoenez, ontzia alokatu behar izaten zuten beste aldera joateko. Hala ere, erromesek bazuten erregeak emandako pribilegio bat, eta salbuetsita zeuden itsasadarra zeharkatzearen truke marai bat ordaintzetik. Horrek erakusten du Done Jakue Bideak garai hartan zeukan garrantzia.

Subcategories

  • The way of Saint James routes

    Confronted with an expanding Islam, a fabulous legend arose from the outer reaches of Europe which would have great repercussions throughout the Old Continent. The sepulchre of the apostle St. James, the only burial of a disciple of Jesus in Western Europe, became a powerful beacon of the West, attracting and captivating the whole of Christianity, and becoming a prominent place of worship and pilgrimage.

    The discovery of the tomb of Saint James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela in the 9th century led to the creation of the most important pilgrimage route in mediaeval Europe, the Way of Saint James. The passage of numerous pilgrims who, driven on by their faith, travelled to Santiago de Compostela from all over Europe, acted as a starting point for artistic, social and economic development, which left its mark along the entire Way of Saint James.

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Helbidea: Iturriaga Jauregia - Kale Nagusia 17 - 20810 ORIO
Tel.: 943 83 55 65
Faxa: 943 83 55 65
E-posta: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Udako bulego ordutegia (ekainaren 19tik irailaren 15era):

Astelehenetik larunbatera: 10:00 - 14:00 eta 16:00 - 20:00
Igandeetan: 10:00 - 14:00


Neguko bulego ordutegia (azaroaren 5etik apirilaren 1era)

Asteartean: 09:30 -13:30
Asteazkenetik ostiralera: 09:30-13:30 eta 16:00- 19: 00
Larunbatean: 09:30-15:00
Igandean: 10:00-14:00


Udaberriko ordutegia (apirilaren 2tik ekainaren 18ra)

Asteartean: 09:30 -13:00
Asteazkenetik ostiralera: 09:30-13:00 eta 16:00- 19: 00
Larunbatean: 09:30-14:00 eta 16:00-19:00
Igandean: 10:00-14:00

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20810 ORIO, Gipuzkoa
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Udal webgunea: www.orio.eus

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