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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Bakio, 48370 Bermeo, Spain
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

It takes a little effort to get here and it rained heavily on us, but it was so worth it. It absolutely one of the highlights of the trip.

Thank GuerillaRadio65
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Worth a detour for a maganificent view from the cliff of the coast. Check the map, Google maps might mislead you.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 14 May 2017

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe on the islet of Gaztelugatxe is located on the coast Bermeo, 33 kilometers from Bilbao. Because of its strategic location, the place saw many battles and attacks throughout the history and today a major tourist attraction. Do not forget to wear...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 3 May 2017

(Mother and daughter 8 years) It was a bit of a challenge to arrive there from Bilbao with public transport but we made it and did not regret it at all. The walk towards the island was challenging a the path goes up and down....More

1  Thank Saskiaholland
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Tiny wall of china in Spain, cute chapel and an amazing view, unfortunately I didn't enjoyed it as I could have because of the burning summer sun. Definitely a must visit place!

1  Thank Capuciine P
Reviewed 2 May 2017

My favourite place from the Pais Vasco trip! I visited it during a windy and rainy day and that made it even more epic; the hike is quite easy (although the first part was muddy for the rain) and going to the top is definitely...More

Thank mitchLig
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Between Bermeo and Bakio there is a coastline of unusual natural beauty, natural arches and small islets. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is a home of a hermitage devoted to Saint John. Just to get there you have to climb approx. 230 stairs over the rocky...More

Thank 1trekky
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I recommend leaving the car near Eneperi Restaurant..the path until the stairs is not paved and care needs to be taken..241 steps then separate you from the top and the bell you can ring. Beautiful views!! There is a small shelter open for everybody on...More

Thank Bake4u
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It was easter weekend and it was jam packed full of people!! We really struggled to find parking as the car parks were all full. We eventually parked up the road at a lookout point and walked back down towards the pathway. Be aware of...More

Thank champkis
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

An unique and authentic place that you must visit once in your life. Need to walk like 20 minutes to reach the top but is really worthy. The history past this place is also singular, like the surroundings. Car needed to reach it.

2  Thank Daniel E
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Rakefet T
20 May 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
10 March 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
10 February 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