Getaria, Gipuzkoa

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Getaria view from the sea.

Getaria is a coastal town located in the province of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, in the North of Spain.

Its most famous sons are Juan Sebastián Elcano, captain of the Nao Victoria, Admiral Miguel de Oquendo, who commanded the Guipúzcoa Squadron of the Spanish Armada, the explorer Domingo de Bonechea, and the couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre.

In May 2012, a two-man team from Getaria won Google's "Model Your Town" competition by creating a complete 3D representation of their hometown.[1] The team was rewarded with a US$25,000 contribution to a local school and a party honoring the team and town.


  1. ^ McDuffie, Allyson. Google competition announcement And the 2012 Model Your Town Competition winner is.... Google Lat Long Blog, retrieved 2012-05-18.

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Coordinates: 43°18′16″N 2°12′13″W / 43.30444°N 2.20361°W / 43.30444; -2.20361