PLACE: Playa de las Catedrales or Beach of the Cathedrals
NOTORIOUS: Rock formations on the beach
NEAREST AIRPORT: you’ve got options
COORDINATES: 43.5539° N, 7.1572° W
I’d probably do this trip if I was going to go to Bilbao and I’d also probably visit this place I posted about at the same time. I try not to post about a country twice, but Spain is filled with little gems that I can’t deny. I mean, this beach was apparently awarded the best beach in Europe because of its stunning rock formations and quirky little twists and turns.
To have the full experience, make sure you plan your visit around attending at low tide. The beach is only about 300 meters so the best thing to bring is your camera. See you there in 2015?
PLACE: Gastelugatxe, Coast of Biscany
LOCATION: Basque Country, Spain
NOTORIOUS: man-made bridge
NEAREST AIRPORT: BIO, Bilbao Airport
COORDINATES: 43° 26′ 49.2″ N, 2° 47′ 6″ W
Dude. Upon discovering the incredible landscape work of Alex Stohl (some of his photos featured here), I stumbled upon this magical little island off the coast of Spain. Gastelugatxe holds a church built in the 10th century called Gaztelugatxeko Doniene (in Basque) or San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (in Spanish).
Everyone seems to be talking about the church but when I saw this bridge I couldn’t believe my eyes. It is completely man made and takes 231 steps to get over to the island – so come hydrated. Seems like a romantic little getaway to Basque country. I’ve always wanted to visit that Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao as well.
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