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Inland from San Sebastián: Gipuzkoa

Gipuzkoa, the smallest province in Spain, is in many ways the heartland of Basque language and culture. Medieval towns such as Tolosa, with its traditional carnaval, and Oñati, famous for its ancient university, are set in spectacular mountain scenery. In the nearby Sierra de Urkilla, the Santuario de Arantzazu is a prime pilgrimage destination for Basques.