Art lovers will find much to interest them in the town’s rich history of painting and sculpture, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, when the impressionist painter Darío de Regoyos settled in the town and began representing the beauty spots of Bidasoa Bay in his work. Similarly, Vázquez Díaz also lived and worked in the area, and the sculptor Jorge Oteiza created much of his work in his house-workshop in Irun.
As a result, Hondarribia has the highest concentration of art galleries in the Basque Country, and an art fair is held in the town on the first Sunday of each month. The Amaia Cultural Centre in Irun, Zuloaga Etxea in Hondarribia and the Hendaye Municipal Media Archives regularly organise exhibitions.
Moreover, in the Domaine d’Abbadia, the CPIE Littoral Basque and Los Amigos de Abbadia display the work of several artists in Las Landas House during the course of the year. They also organise painting workshops for young people and provide budding artists with a spectacular setting in which to develop their art.
San Pedro Kalea, 39
Tel.: 670 057 629
Tel.: 943 623 820
Tel.: 943 100 251
Tel.: 943 64 28 65 o 943 64 14 14
Tel.: 943 62 56 81
Kale Nagusia, 8
Tel.: 943 11 12 13
Pza. Pio XII, 4
Tel.: 943 00 46 28
Pº Colon, 13
Tel.: 943 50 51 52
Tel.: 943 62 85 90
Antiguo Hospital, entrada C/ Vega de Eguzkitza
Fridays and Saturdays, from 18:00h to 21:00h
Sundays, from 11:30h to 13:30h
Guided tours are provided for interested parties (schools, cultural and professional associations, etc.). Prior reservation required. To make a reservation, please contact SAC (010/ 943505152). (Information will be provided regarding the date from which reservations can be made).