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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

the island Photo, Bilbao, Spain

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is convenient to reach from Bermeo, Mundaka, and Bizkaia.

This was an island (cay) just off, by maybe 20 meters, the Basque coastline. A couple of centuries ago, an artificial stone bridge was constructed and a small church was erected at the end of approximately 240 winding steps from the bridge.

This is a nice free place to bring kids for the picture value, and even the elderly can make the hike up the stairs. Do bring sunblock on a sunny day, however, as the sun will leave its mark on you should you not be careful.

Those people who enjoy cold-water swimming will find the water around the bridge area to be quite lovely.

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