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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe Tours and Activities

Gaztelugatxe is a small islet connected to the Basque coast by only a narrow stone bridge and a winding staircase. Dating back to the 10th century, the island was crowned in the name of John the Baptist and remains a small hermitage with a modest monastery. Two-hundred steps zig and zag up to the top of the mountain where the chapel sits, carving a scenic path visible from the top. The rocky island looks like a castle rising from the sea, which is where the island Gaztelu-aitz or ‘castle rock’ gets its name.

The rough waters of this coastline have carved several arches and caves dotting the edges of the peninsula and giving the island its unique, rugged look. This majestic spot is believed to be a former convent of the Knights Templar, as well as a former conquest of Sir Francis Drake. Climb to the top for the best views of the surrounding area.

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Gaztelugatxe, Bizkaia, Spain, 48370

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Should I book San Juan de Gaztelugatxe tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since San Juan de Gaztelugatxe can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all San Juan de Gaztelugatxe tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit San Juan de Gaztelugatxe 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe costs USD 1.21. Guided San Juan de Gaztelugatxe tours start around USD 1.21 per person. See all San Juan de Gaztelugatxe tickets and tours on Viator.