SAN JUAN DE GAZTELUGATXE
An awe-inspiring island located just off the shore along the Bay of Biscay and connected to mainland by a man-made stone bridge. The views to and around the island are simply beautiful. At the highest point of the island there is a tiny church dedicated to John the Baptist. The island also has an intriguing history. Throughout the years it has housed a convent, served as a prison for Basque witches during the Spanish Inquisition, been used as a defensive outpost for the lords of Biscay, and was even ransacked by Sir Francis Drake.
We will have photo opportunities of this wonderful location form 2 viewpoints, but we will not make the whole walk to the summit of the island and back, as it requires a timeframe of at least 2 hours
BASQUE HISTORY IN GUERNICA
On April 26th 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, the town was razed to the ground by German aircrafts,sent by Hitler to support Franco’s troops. When Picasso painted the Guernika in 1937, could not imagine that its vision of the bombing would become antiwarlike symbol.
Be introduced to the Basque History, in the heart of the Basque Nationalism
The place where the green mountains, suddenly meet the Atlantic Ocean! Take a walk of 30 minutes for a nice spot to discover an amazing place! At this point of the coast, the mountains drop steeply to sea level, with wonderful views and let us look at the raw rock formations formed over millions of years.
The charming little fishing village of Getaria. Home of Juan Sebastian Elcano (Getaria 1487-1526) the man who was first to sail around the world. It is probably one of the most treasured medieval centers which best reflects the passing of time.