San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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A small islet on the rocky Basque coast San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is connected to the mainland via a man-made bridge. The island itself hosts a nearly 1,000-year-old hermitage likely connected to the Knights Templar. Five hundred years after its construction, Sir Francis Drake sacked the hermitage. Be ready to climb the bridge’s more than 200 steps, and don’t leave any valuables behind in the car. Check online in advance to find out if the bridge is under repair and if the closer parking lot is open. Arrange to visit San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and other attractions in Bermeo using our Bermeo road trip planner.
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  • It is now required to book your free entrance tickets online as they aren’t letting more than a few hundred people in each day. I’d recommend booking it two to three weeks in advance or else you... 
    It is now required to book your free entrance tickets online as they aren’t letting more than a few hundred people in each day. I’d recommend booking it two to three weeks in advance or else you...  more »
  • You need to pre-book entry (at least 2 weeks in advance!) as they limit number of people going in, but the entry is free we didn’t get to do the walk due to that as there was no info about that on... 
    You need to pre-book entry (at least 2 weeks in advance!) as they limit number of people going in, but the entry is free we didn’t get to do the walk due to that as there was no info about that on...  more »
  • I would like to point out that to visit this place now you need to reserve tickets online. We thought that without tickets you could get a nice view at least and the tickets were only for walking on.....  more
    I would like to point out that to visit this place now you need to reserve tickets online. We thought that without tickets you could get a nice view at least and the tickets were only for walking on.....  more »

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