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Dragonstone (San Juan De Gaztelugatxe)

Day Trip to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

35km East of the Bilbao city, along the shore of the Bay of Biscay stands the impressive Games of Throne's location - Dragonstone. Although there isn't a castle at the top as shown in the series, but there is a 1000 year old church at the top which can be reached by 241 meandering steps, an experience in itself.

But to to reach to the bottom of those steps one needs to do a 1.5 km steep trek to be able to get on the steps where once Daenerys and Jon Snow walked. The trek starts by going down a hill to reach a flat land from where you walk up the steps of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe to reach a church at the top.

The view from these steps and from the top is breathtaking!

There are few steps leading down to the stony beach area where you can take a dip as well. Feel free to carry your swim wears and don't forget to wear comfortable shoes for the trek.

At the end of this excursion, just before you head to your vehicles, stop for a beer and pinxtos at Galerna Beer Garden. It gives one of the best views of the valley fronted by a sloping park where you can relax and bake the sun!

How to reach

40mins drive from Bilbao
100 mins by bus running from Bilbao Check Moovitapp for more details

MY EXPERIENCE

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