Amazing Steep Stairs To The Ocean San Juan de Gastelugache Bermeo Spain
The best stop was at La Iglesia San Juan de Gastelugache (the church of San Juan of Gastelugache). View of La iglesia San Juan de Gastelugache from the underside. Proving that something old will be as spectacular as one thing new is the steps that laden the Gastelugache island of Spain.
Totalling 237 steps as much as the summit of the mountain hilltop on the island the place the previous hermit’s hut lies, this coastal staircase dates again to the tenth century. The island of Gaztelugatxe is in the middle of this part of coast subsequent to the small Aketze island (Island of Rabbits) a paradise for marine birds.
In 1715, island residents have constructed steep stairs on the steep hillside, so they could get from the ocean to the summit and back.
The small church of San Juan of Gastelugache dates from the tenth century and appears to have come from the Knights Templar In the year 1053 it was donated, by don Iñigo López Lord of Biscay , to the monastery of San Juan de la Peña close to Jaca in Huesca Medieval burials from the ninth and twelfth centuries have been discovered on the esplanade and within the hermitage.
This tiny island in the Bay of Biscay belongs to the municipality of Bermeo in the Basque Nation. In the 18th century it was assaulted by English troops; in the Spanish Civil War the naval Battle of Matxitxako came about nearby. It was one of the places where the Lord of Biscay , Juan Núñez de Lara , confronted Alfonso XI , King of Castile , in 1334.
The hermitage belongs to the parish of San Pelayo in Bakio. This 300-foot high set of steps located on the mountain face offers superb views from the top – the likes of which aren’t seen by non-mountaineers fairly often. Island for a few years been a strategic bastion for the safety of the ocean.
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