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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

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Address: Bakio, 48370 Bermeo, Spain
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Don't miss if you are in Bilbao

Fantastic place to visit. Not only it's beautiful and views are wonderful... you will have to "suffer" the walk up and down... But it is worth it. Count at least.30 minutes each... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
Xose Manuel F
La Coruna, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This probably is must see if you visit the bosque country since the views are very beautiful. However their is a path that goes down towards the bridge to the island that is extremely slippery, made up of wooden steps, stones and slippery sand. More than one person fell while we were descending this path. There is a road that... More 

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La Coruna, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. Not only it's beautiful and views are wonderful... you will have to "suffer" the walk up and down... But it is worth it. Count at least.30 minutes each way... My kids 9 and 10 had.fun doing it buy I would advise that you take some water and bit of food.for the walk. From there you should... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The first three things that came to my mind after visiting San Juan de Gaztelugatxe were: 1. This place is breathakingly beautiful 2. It kind off looks like Dingle in Ireland 3. I will definitely be back In short, I really enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and it became my no. 1 recommendation for a trip in this part of Spain...It's... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

When visiting Bilbao and the Biscaye region, this place was on my must-visit list. When a local mentioned it had been used as a location to film Game of Thrones, the expections went through the roof. And we weren't disappointed. The place is impressive. Not to miss when in the neighbourhood ! Yes, the walk is steep and not easy.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were lucky to have a warm, sunny day. The hike is, roundtrip, almost 4 km and is very steep. But, the views and the experience were absolutely worth it!

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Hannover, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We parked at a parking lot close to two bars/cafés and walked down the hill. It was pavement first and than steps. Some of them quite high. Luckily it was dry but I can imagine that it might be really slippery when wet especially because there were leaves and pine needles lying around. The view to Gaztelugatxe from the viewing... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Driving south from France, we set the GPS for Bakio and then got directions to the large free parking lot at the beginning of this site. Doing this hike in early October, the weather was perfect--cool but sunny. With water in hand, we started off down the hill and steps leading to the bridge taking us across to the steps... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the most beautiful spots in the Basque Country. Try also after the visit the restaurant Eneperi. Great food and a beautiful view to the island.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The lady from the tourist agency recommended this to us because a lot of other things were closed due to a bank holiday that we were not aware of. It's a very beautiful location for pictures and picnics. it's only 30 mins walking (so 1h in total) so you can really take your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

One of the most wonderful places to visit in the Basque Country with no doubt. Need to go with confortable shoes because there are many stairs to climb before reaching the top and the church, but the views up there deserve it. Try to go with nice weather conditions.

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