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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Bakio, Bermeo, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Bermeo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Religious Sites
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South Pole
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We took the longer but easier gravel path to get there (the other one is much near a bus stop). The view was amazing and we could see the chapel from a different angle. The isthmus was not that difficult to walk, just steps to climb. Wear a pair of walking shoes will do. The chapel was not open but... More

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Munich, Germany
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It is definitely a touristic attraction of Basque Country in Spain. We visited it in September, and the weather was nice. It is near Bakio. The GPS was unable to locate the right place, so we missed out the path and entered in Bermeo. Getting there from Bermeo was not so easy. The traffic signals helped a lot on locating... More

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Croatia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My son and I arrived by bus from Bilbao to Bakio. It was a lovely summer day and we decide to walk to it. It was exhausting because it is mostly uphill.....then you have to go down the narrow pathway and go up the stairs to visit the church. It is stunning beauty, the island, the church, the ocean, the... More

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Saline, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Located on the Basque coast. This scenic rock and chapel offers a great view of the sea and the Basque countryside.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a tough place to find without a car- you need to get a bus from the Covered Marketplace in BERMEO (the Numero 3561 I think) which leaves Bermeo every hour at 30 mins past the hour. You can use your Bilbao Travelcard for this bus service - You get off on the side of the road and walk... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It will not be an easy walking if you're not used to walking. We parked the car on the car parking, from there there is a narrow and slippery dirt pathway to tarmac road... then a bit down you start climbing the steps to the church. For sure the most difficult part is the dirt pathway so be prepared, take... More

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Modiin, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful place, parking is on the cliff above, which means a 20-25 minutes walk down to the island, and a gruelling climb back to the car, which might be very hard on a hot day. Nevertheless it's totally worth the money because of the unique location, the beauty of the ocean and the rugged coast

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Kilcoole, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a great way to finish our holiday! Do not follow road, it has collapsed and super dodgy and you won't get far. Park at turn off carpark and follow track. Hard but short walk but well worth it. It's free. I recommend going in the morning before it gets too hot and also less busy. They sell drinks, postcards,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Definitely worth it renting a car for! What a stunning, unique place. Do use your most comfortable shoes because it's a grueling walk from the car park. Take water with you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Read the great reviews of this place and wanted to see it for ourselves, and we weren't dissappointed! It was a hot day (late afternoon) and there were lots of people to share the trail and walkway with, But what a treat to reach the little chapel perched on a rock/island - just off the coast! The whole walk took... More

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