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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Bakio, 48370 Bermeo, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday

Plan to spend a full day visiting this place. Make sure you are in good physical shape because if not you will die getting there. For some unknown reason you are forced to park one mile away from the attraction. Don't take the information lady...More

1  Thank clatimermd
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Prepare food, water and a lot of energy. It is quite exhausting walk, but it is worth it. You can go alone, as a couple or in a group, as you like. You can sit on the top and there are toilets on the route....More

Thank Tatjana M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a bit off the beaten track but it is worth it. Amazing views from the bottom and the top. The hike was a bit challenging on a hot day, but it is beautiful so I can't really complain. This featured in Game...More

Thank Jillian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can park for this hike at the restaurant, eat, buy water and then do the hike. This is better than going to a car park and just walking. the hike is more strenuous coming back and that is when you need the water. The...More

1  Thank waiake1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rigorous hike, but so worth it. The views are amazing. This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Chapel was not open, but it really didn't matter. Breathtaking.

1  Thank Dan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Getting the facts straight: The footpath has 110 high steps and rough slopes down from the top carpark to the shore and then it is 240 more steps which are easier to manage and easy uphill slope to reach the hermitage. People with walking problems...More

1  Thank Marthese P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we found out that season 7 had filmed at this location we decided to take a 1.5 hour drive from San Sebastián to check out the site. The place is stunning- pictures doesn't serve it justice. It would of been cool if we had...More

3  Thank mhhtse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A breathtaking location and a gorgeous hike. Try to go earlier when there are less people visiting. Spend some time on the beach by the tide pools. A very spiritual place to visit.

Thank MicheleBarbara
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Bus 3517 leaves every 30 minutes from one of the main squares of Bilbao (plaza Myer?), drive is 1 hour long and 2.50 euros per person. The bus leaves you at the top of the hill, then there is a 30 minutes walk down to...More

2  Thank daniela d
Reviewed May 31, 2017

Unique, historic and stunningly beautiful this is a must do hike up to the chapel over the sea. My husband and I are in our 60's and made this trek with little difficulty. The hardest part was hiking up to the parking lot after you...More

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Rakefet T
May 19, 2017|
Response from Flyngdtchmn | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It will definitely be open on 24th May. I advise to bring water and wear comfortable shoes as the walk first begins on a trail with stones/gravel and then changes to stairs. You will be a bit tired when you reach the... More
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dianto j
March 10, 2017|
Response from Danny M | Reviewed this property |
Take the bus to Bakio (about 40 minutes from Bilbao). Bakio is on of the most depressing places, so don't stay there any longer than needed. Start walking on the coastpath in the direction of Bermeo : uphill and downhill... More
Raluca G
February 10, 2017|
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Response from S0phietje | Reviewed this property |
It doesn't matter when you go, the pictures will be equally stunning in any other season. We were there during the Christmas break and have some extraordinarily beautiful pictures which have been published in various... More