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“san juan” (25 reviews)
“ring the bell” (20 reviews)
“basque country” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Bermeo, Spain
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Gaztelgatxeko San Juan also known as Cape San Juan Gaztelugatxe is an islet off the coast of Biscay, close to the town of Bermeo and about 35km from Bilbao in the ancient Basque Country. A place I have known of most of my life and...More

2  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

First of all this hike is 1.3 km downhill then up the stairs (Game of Thrones, Dragonstone) to the church. You can also hike the 400 meters to the mirador (overlook). Make sure that you wear good sturdy shoes! The trail can be muddy if...More

1  Thank tatugrl
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic architure and will recommend it to everyone to go and visit. There is a great walk down and up hill. It is recommend once up to the little chapel make the bell sound 3 times.

Thank Miguel M
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The day before we did this walk El Pais ran an article on how crowded this site is getting which worried us a little! Apparently in June this year there were 2,419 people doing this walk each day. The peak times each day are just...More

1  Thank Koukat
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Situated at the Vizcaya region coast, near Bilbao, about 30 km away, it's a very little island communicated by a little bridge as well. The views, the site, and everything around are amazing. To rise to the top, there is a little church there, you...More

1  Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

One of the best spectacular sea views in the world. If you are in Bilbao this is a must, if you are further I am sure you can find how to get to this island and you will remember it all your life.

1  Thank Piotr M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A cool overcast day with a bit of drizzle made for a great time to see this. I'm a big fan of GOT and this made the whole thing seem more realistic. A couple of very small parking lots that were overflowing so I just...More

Thank albertott
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Part 1: There are two paths to get down to the steps before you climb the steps to the church: longer path (good option for those with kids, elders or pregnant) and the short path (steeper slope for those in good shape). The path to...More

4  Thank travellingbug95
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is truly an amazing place. It is very beautiful and therefore is very crowded. If you are driving, go early or you will not be able to find a place to park. You might want to look at the options to take a bus....More

2  Thank 5Travellers1263
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Yes, I'm one of those the met this place thanks to the TV show Game of Thrones, but what made me go there is the beauty of the place. Spectacular views and a good exercise for my legs.

Thank gab_hab
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piojito82
4 December 2017|
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Response from Bruce M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I visited in late August after which I understand it was going to only be open one day a week for the winter. I would suggest getting in contact with the Tourismo Office in Bermeo or Gernika.
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piojito82
4 December 2017|
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Response from Koukat | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I just googled it and found a few articles (in spanish only). It seems that access is not possible for a month (from 20th Nov 2017) whilst essential work on the path is carried out. If you google: "San Juan de... More
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Tomoko H
30 August 2017|
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Response from Mariettata | Reviewed this property |
Hola, The best way to go from Bilbao will be by car. I am not sure if you can go by bus. Maybe they do excursions from Bilbao. There is two ways to go to the church. There is a little path to go down the mountain which is... More
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