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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

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Address: Bakio, 48370 Bermeo, Spain
Phone Number: 30-12376
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An absolute must-see!

The island is breathtaking! And the visit very engaging. Give yourself at least 4 hours from the parking lot, to properly enjoy this ancient church/island.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The island is breathtaking! And the visit very engaging. Give yourself at least 4 hours from the parking lot, to properly enjoy this ancient church/island.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe was the most beautiful place I visited during our road trip in basque country. If you are in the area don't miss the opportunity to visit it. It would be a good idea to have walking shoes as there is a little bit of walking and a lot of stairs but when you'll go up in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful place, I've been here loads of times. A steep climb, so make sure you're ready for it and wear walking shoes.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You take a bus from bermeo to bilbao and in the way you will find this island conected with the continent with degrees to go down and up, once there you have this quirky church and amazing view from the continent and the ocean. In the summer there's sevgeral presentations related to the basque culture... anyway... amazing.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

San Juan De Gaztelugatxe a church sitting on a little island just of the basque coast near the town of Bakio. The view is amazing from the nearby mountain lookout .Its about a 1 hour drive from Getxo. Well worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It is a unique place specially with high waves in the sea. There are 240 steps to the top of the hermitage. There are also around 1.3 km uphill to the car but it is worth it.

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Pau, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Took me 1h30 to go down (small car park), to the top and come back to the car park, but I walked a bit fast. Should be 2 hours for normal people. At 2pm in winter, the islet is in the sun, only the bridge is partly in the shadow. Toilets up there but no food.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Very unique and impressive site. Not an easy track. Especially the steep climb back and up to the car park.

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Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The pathway for the church is quite slippery and dangerous. The walk is around 1h. The view is really nice.

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Loved this place. Great views and very spiritual and peaceful. The 'stations' of the cross along the way made it very special for me. Would be slightly challenging in wet weather - you need to be fairly secure underfoot & wear suitable footwear

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