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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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A must stop on the basque coast

this is a unique place on the basque coast. Be prepared for a strenuous walk from the road down to the bridge and up the stairs. the view from the hermitage is breathtaking on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is a unique place on the basque coast. Be prepared for a strenuous walk from the road down to the bridge and up the stairs. the view from the hermitage is breathtaking on a nice day.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hit Gaztelugatxe on our way out of Bilbao and so glad we did! From the parking lot to the church, it was probably about 40 minutes and maybe 1.5 miles (one way).... a good work out and a lot of steps to climb (you can see from the photos), but fantastic views and a lovely place to sit and... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only went to the viewpoint, that was enough for our 9 and 11 year old. It's pretty steep but totally worth it. The view of the church out on the peninsula is amazing. We could see lots of people making the trek and ringing the bell at the end. I wish we could have gone but it would have... More 

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Lleida, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short trip to get to this island where there is a small church with nice views. The trip is easy but not up to everybody.

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1 Thank sergivall
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were advised by some friends, locals from Bermeo to visit this place, as it has amazing views. It took us up to 20 minutes by car to get there and an hour to arrive to the church. It is a splendid journet and I truly recommend!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most guidebooks don't do this justice. It's an interesting hermitage (small church) on a small rocky island reached by a glorious stone causeway bridge. The hermitage in itself is worth a visit and children will enjoy pulling the rope for the church bell. But the causeway is simply stunning, set against the backdrop of an attractive and wonderful coastline (note... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We left Bilbao by car early on a Monday morning in the first week of June to reach San Juan by 10 o'clock, parking in the lot beside Eneperi (which was closed) because the paved road leading from the highway to the shore was barricaded. We enjoyed the walk down the footpath to the shore, fairly steep in places, and... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful place has become the victim of its success. Cars are parked all over the place and parking areas are poorly signed. The walk is a good workout and the setting is precious, but the fact that it is overcrowded makes the experience rather stressful. Sanitary facilities need attention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 July 26, 2016

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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