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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

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Address: Bakio, Bermeo, Spain
Phone Number: 30-12376
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Breathtaking views!!!

If you are a nature lover, feel excited by the spectacular views and do not mind cross-country hiking - then Gaztelugatxe is definitely the place to go! The untouched and wild... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Москва, Россия
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Москва, Россия
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you are a nature lover, feel excited by the spectacular views and do not mind cross-country hiking - then Gaztelugatxe is definitely the place to go! The untouched and wild beauty of this place admires and won't leave you indifferent: green hills, rocky beach washed by the wavy sea, 10th sentury bridge followed by the stairway path up to... More 

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Amazing views! P.S. Just to warn enybody who want to go there in May - they are working on the road to get to the chapel so you can not get there. The road is closed! Plan your visit when this is over otherwise you may be unsatisfied...

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Bilbao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Gaztelugatxe is an islet on the coast of the basque country. It is connected to the mainland by a man-made bridge. On top of the island stands a hermitage. it has an interesting history and it is a MUST to visit when you are travelling around the Basque Country. You need a car to reach the place and then walking... More 

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Just got back from visiting SJ de Gaztelugatxe. I had the place all to myself as I arrived around 8.30, with only the men who carry the refreshments up and down to the little church for company. Beautiful! Was a bit hard to find with GPS, as the road it sent me to was closed, but to be honest, there... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lovely place, yet you have to be in good form or don´t be in a hurry when you go there, because the huge amount of stairs to get to the top. I suggest to eat after you get back from the top, because you are going to need a pleace to sit and something to drink. There is a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

More than a hour walking, 300 steps and a nice place to visit, if you don't like to walk you can go to take photo near of parking

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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was an experience I will always treasure. Getting to the site is a pain, but experiencing it is amazing! We took the bus from Bilbao to Burmeo, then another bus that leaves from Burmeo and stops at the site on it's way to Bakio. It's a hike down to the path to the church and the steps are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Wow. I actually went to San Juan de G. on Christmas Eve, so for about half an hour I was the only one on the entire island :) Absolutely spectacular--and to be honest one of my favorite parts of the climb was towards the bottom--after you cross the bridge you can walk down a set of stone steps towards the... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

In rainy days, its better to use the asphalt road (access from the east - now closed for cars) - it takes the same amount of time but is not so muddy and slippery. However, You will miss a nice viewpoint that is located higher on the cliff. Your choice!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This very pleasant climb, some 230 steps, to the church is a must and takes about an hour to complete. We got there just in time to see the sun setting and what an experience.

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