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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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$1,381*
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2 Basque Country Private Tours from San Sebastian
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Explore the Basque Coast

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Wow! From a movie!!

Visited here yesterday! Quite a climb but worth it for the achievement and views. Pity church only open on Saturdays. You can ring the bell at the top. Even a bride having a photo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Maltilda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here yesterday! Quite a climb but worth it for the achievement and views. Pity church only open on Saturdays. You can ring the bell at the top. Even a bride having a photo shoot ! Wear trainers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place! Breathtaking adventure it's an half and hour walk down and then up to the chapel ! It's in the top of a rock on the Cantabric sea , we went on a windy day , what a spectacle ! Worth the journey! It's about half an hour drive from Bilbao! Totally recommended!

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Thank Chris P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful walk to the little church on the rock with stunning views on all sides. Can get really hot during summer days, so better avoid mid-day as time of your visit.

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Thank Maria D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe has some of the most incredible views of the Basque coastline! You can get there easily from Bilbao - Bizkaibus will take you pretty close - make sure to look up the timetables and routes so you're on the right bus :) Once you get there, you will have to climb quite a few stairs to... More 

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Plymouth England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a huge amount to see when you finally reach the church but it is a superb view and a bit of an achievement and you get to ring the bell. There is also a large open room with 2 stone tables for picnicers. The cafe at the start of the walk is good. Getting there by bus... More 

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Thank worthydog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most magical places I've ever seen. Take a look at this drone video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8vFqIN-6Zg

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Thank Ogi K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grab something in any supermarket and go up there to eat it :) with nice free views to the ocean. There's nothing though to do up there and there are no shops, so bring a water bottle and your stuff :) the walk is worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area - YOU MUST come see this amazing place. Now it is not a plain jane hike, you need to be in treasonable shape and have good walking boots/shoes on. BUT the trek is worth it and the vistas are amazing. Ring the bell there times and make a wish at the top!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place will attract you since the first momento you see it. Great walk, phantastic view, nice, on of the best places in the Basque Country

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for some good excercise since you first have to walk downhill and then climb up to the chapel. But the view is worth it all! Don't forget to stop and just listen to the waves braking against the rocky coast

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