Gaztelugatxe – The “castle rock” famous for its stone bridge

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 stone bridge.  The bridge transitions into a narrow path that contains 241 steps and zigzags its way back and forth to the top. The  coast is rough in this area. The sea ceaselessly erodes the rocky coast creating tunnels, arches and caves. The island of Gaztelugatxe is in the center of this section of coast next to the small Aketx island, a sanctuary for marine birds. HBO filmed scenes for season 7 of its fantasy series Game of Thrones at the islet. Gaztelugatxe stood in for Dragonstone, with a digitally created castle on top of the islet.

By multisanti (Santiago Díaz) from Santiago de Compostela, España – Gaztelugatxe, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

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By Andrea Bocchino http://www.andreabocchino.itOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

By Carlos Olmedillas. 500 followers!! from Getxo, España – San Juan de Gaztelugatxe II, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

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By Phillip Capper from Wellington, New ZealandFlickr, CC BY 2.0, Link

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By Eduardo Miranda Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

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By Carlos Olmedillas. 500 followers!! from Getxo, España – San Juan de Gaztelugatxe I, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

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