Gaztelugatxe by sebabaro

Gaztelugatxe is an islet on the coast of Biscay belonging to the municipality of Bermeo, Basque Country (Spain). It is connected to the mainland by a man-made bridge. On top of the island stands a hermitage (named Gaztelugatxeko Doniene in Basque; San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Spanish), dedicated to John the Baptist, that dates from the 10th century, although discoveries indicate that the date might be the 9th century. With another small neighboring island, Aketze, they form a protected biotope that extends from the town of Bakio until Cape Matxitxako, on the Bay of Biscay.

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Bermeo by sebabaro

Bermeo is a town and municipality in the sub-region of Busturialdea. It is in the wider province of Biscay, part of the autonomous region of the Basque Country, in northern Spain.

Bermeo is the most important fishing port of the Basque Country. The town was founded in 1236 and has the highest population of Busturialdea’s towns. Bermeo held the title of “Provincial Capital” between 1476 and 1602.

The town has a long maritime tradition and its economy is based on the fishing industry.

Bermeo tourist attractions include the tiny island of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, the Ercilla tower (a fishing museum), the Saint Juan gate and the port itself.

From: Wikipedia

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To celebrate! by wilcowesterduin

Tomorrow, on the 1st of august, i will be having my birthday. I am going to celebrate it in a fabulous way with Coralie and fantastic Basque friends, in San Sebastian.

My most favorite place in the Basque country however, is Gaztelugatxe! All of you also liked my pics of this place the best, so: for celebrating my birthday, here is this one to you. I hope you enjoy it! Cheers!

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The promised path by wilcowesterduin

One more of my “promise”-series about the magical place San Juan de Gaztelugatxe at the Basque Atlantic coast (Kostaldea), near Bilbao. Please see in black, press “H” and “M”.

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