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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went after 21h to see the church. A lot of advantages : evening sunset, free entrance and ofcourse almost no tourists. The guidance is top and the hiking route is very clean. View is amazing. Take care : good shape is a must.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Viperpowco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We headed here from Bilbao, so we made sure to pack a picnic lunch with plenty of water and headed down with our backpack of snacks. Even the walk down was a bit strenuous, but the rewarding view of the island was a wonderful thing...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank skersley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We we were gifted with a beautiful weather on the day of our visit so we enjoyed every single minute of it. Be prepared for a long hike with pendent up and down and lots a lots of stairs but it was so worth it....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank luchitaboston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard ride on the descent and harder on the climb. There are places to rest, but being prepared is necessary. Ideal to go when the weather is bad, because with sun it can be hell. All the people can make the journey, with more or...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank carlosalonsohdez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the pelting rain (sometimes sideway), the blustery wind, the steep climb down to the island, and then up the steep stairs to the Church, I made it and rang the bell three times. It was arduous and I had to stop plenty of times...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank ElTouristo61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited on a special day when hundreds descend on this beautiful place for a celebration of San Juan, 24th June. I joined the many groups distinguished by their blue tee shirts, scarves and badges, and was lucky enough to be able to join one...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank EleanorStoneham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pictures you see of this place are amazing, and yet they don't do this spot any justice. You'll walk and walk and maybe lose your breath, but it is so incredible that I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank AAlGhoul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is definitely worth the drive and hike down and up the mountain. We did not luck out with the weather, it was drizzling half the time we were up there however even with the rain the scenery is simply spectacular. I have never...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank akogan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It takes a while to get there, the roads are unclear but everybody has GPS nowadays. First of all, make sure you book in advance because the place is getting busier everyday and the day will come in which you either book or see it...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Pablo G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The island and coastline are simply beautiful, the history fascinating. It’s hard work getting to it and you need good walking shoes, physical fitness and determination to get there. The climb up to the church is 292 steep steps. The return journey is up a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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susiesmith633
July 13, 2019|
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Response from akogan | Reviewed this property |
We went in June of 2019, no permit was needed, they simply asked where we were from for statistical purposes. Parking was available on the side of the road, a bit further away from the main lot.
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suzieg57
May 24, 2019|
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Response from Christian A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I witnessed that they (the organization responsible for the site) made brought some people to the beginning of the bridge, but also from there it is around 500 meters per direction of walking. Otherwise you would have to... More
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Nando M
December 30, 2018|
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Hi Nando, The public buses operate to here so it is open, but I'm not sure as to their hours. I'd hazard a guess and say between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., you'd be safe. It does take at least an hour (and that's if you keep on... More
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