Charming island Gastelugache
• The charming island Gastelugache
This is a small island located in the Bay of Biscay, near the Spanish coast of the Basque Country. The island is a unique monastery, whose creation dates back to the X-th century.
The island is connected to the mainland by a narrow path, and to get to it, you have to overcome not only the two arches of the bridge, but also the 230 steps, of course, provided that the purpose of your campaign - the monastery, which has already gone the eleventh century. Presumably, the temple was built by the Templars, and later was donated to the monks of the monastery of San Juan de la Peña, one of the most influential in the Middle Ages. Island for many years was a strategic bastion for the protection from the sea. In 1334, the year a total of seven Knights held off the attack of a whole army for a month. In 1593, the year the monastery was attacked and sacked by the troops of Francis Drake. Now it's just a beautiful tourist destination, closing, only in the winter.