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Hondarribaia Blues Festival

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  • Date: Thu, Jul 13, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Hondarribaia
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The city

Hondarribia is a city located at the mouth of the river Bidasoa on the Basque coast. It is very well connected, has an airport and a few kilometers away is the international station of Irun, as well as a good network of roads that communicate with the rest of Europe.

Its Atlantic climate is characterized by winters and mild summers, this together with the beach and the magnificent hotel and sports infrastructures make it very attractive for tourism. Already at the end of the XIX century an important summer colony settled down in our city conditioning the architecture and the urbanism.

Extensions were made in order to build villas and urbanizations redefining the physiognomy of Hondarribia Its population exceeds the 16,000 inhabitants who live in several neighborhoods with diverse identities: the old quarter, the fishing district and the skirts of the Jazkibel where they spread The hamlets.

In summer it reaches a figure of 40,000 giving it a dynamic character. The numerous cultural and sporting activities together with its famous festivals are an added attraction for the visitor.

Its economy is eminently of services. Fishing, which still occupies an important part in the daily work of the Hondurans, together with a family-style agriculture make the gastronomic offer a rich and varied sample of our cuisine.

It has an important cultural and artistic heritage, heritage of a rich history, that attracts numerous visitors, being one of the few strong places of Basque Country. Its walls, many of them standing and in constant process of recovery, give it a special physiognomy, evoking an epic past and impregnating every corner, alley, and place of aromas, flavors and sounds that transport us to other eras.