Four shopping centres offer a broad range of commerce, catering, restaurants and leisure, where you can find what you need whether you spend the least possible time shopping or like to spend the whole day checking out what’s on sale in the diverse establishments.
Mendibil Shopping Centre
This modern shopping centre has about 24,000 square metres of space with shops specialising in fashion, sports, accessories and leisure as well as restaurants. The covered parking garage on the lower levels has 300 spaces. The same building houses the central provisions market Mercairun. It is easy to access from main roads connecting to neighbouring areas and is less than 500 metres from the Gipuzkoa fairground FICOBA
Txingudi Shopping Centre
This shopping centre is located on the city’s outskirts and easily accessed from the A8 motorway and from the GI-636 (old N-1 road). It counts 40,000 square metres of built space: 11,000 dedicated to food via an Alcampo hypermarket and the remaining 29,000 housing shops specialising in fashion, sports, auto-parts, furniture, footwear, toys and leisure, as well as restaurants. There also 2,500 free parking spaces and a service station where you can fill your car’s tank.
Behobia Shopping Area
Behobia is an appealing shopping area for tourists, with about 100 shops and easy access from the A-63 and A-8 motorways if you’re coming from France or Gipuzkoa, and from the N-121 national road if you’re coming from Navarre. It offers a broad range of wines, liquors, tobacco and perfume at affordable prices, as well as souvenirs, clothing and accessories and everyday products such as fresh food. You can also enjoy a drink at one of the bars or try the excellent traditional cooking in one of its restaurants.
Santiago Shopping Area
Visit the Santiago Shopping Centre and take something from Irun back home with you. You’ll find all kinds of souvenirs to remind you of your time spent in the city. Its location on the French border makes the complex quite unique and allows you to shop accompanied by the Bidasoa River landscape.
Besides typical souvenirs and food products, this space also contains restaurants serving traditional food and the most vanguard cuisine. And don’t be surprised if you run into St James’ pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela...
If you come by car, the shopping centre is by Irun’s connections to France, Navarre and other Gipuzkoan towns via national road N-1. You can park at the complex’s outdoor lot or in the underground garage of the adjacent Gipuzkoa fairground FICOBA. You can also arrive on foot, as Santiago is just ten minutes from the city centre.