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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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Nice Walk ,nice view

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank D L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Filipa C
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Tigard, Oregon, USA
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

The church was completely socked in with fog and periods of light rain. At times could not see it all from the road above or nearby hostel (great place to grab a meal or at least a wine or beer) so we decided not to make the hike out to the promontory. Wish we had. Still worth the side trip.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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59 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Really liked this place when I found it in google maps, was an excellent trek all the way to the church and back.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We went when it was raining as we were pressed for time. However I loved it because it was so empty. There weren't very many people there. The entire hike took us about 2 hours round trip. The views are absolutely breathtaking and is worth the venture. It is like looking at something out of a story book.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The highlight of my visit to that part of the Basque coast. My granddaughter and I walked down the several kms. and then up the steps to the top of the hermitage. A very hot but beautiful day, lots of people. The views are gorgeous. I highly recommend this visit!

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I got a bus from Bilbao to Baiko and as in Winter the buses don't stop at San Juan I walked the almost 4KM to the hermitage. I just followed the road. The way is all pretty much uphill but it didn't even take 1 hour to get there. Then it's all downhill till you get to the coast (with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Again this is a superbly beautiful scene, great landscape subject. It is worth a visit even if you have no time to actually go down and visit the church. We visited this place with many others on our cruise land excursion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The most beautiful view you can get in the north of Spain, and for me it's the most attractive day trip from bilbao. It's highly recommended if you are visiting Bilbao. There's a bus on Moyua, bilbao. And luckily it is very cheap; only 2.5 euro. It takes around 1 hour, there is a near beach so you can take... More 

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