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Butrón Castle (Castillo de Butrón)
Butrón Castle (Castillo de Butrón)

Butrón Castle (Castillo de Butrón)

Free admission
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BI-634, Gatika

The basics

The Castle of Butron is currently closed to visitors, but the castle grounds are open to the public. The castle gardens make a fine place for a picnic and several pleasant trails explore the wooded areas around the castle. Visit on your own from Bilbao or as part of a full-day Basque towns tour and see other top sights like the Vizcaya Hanging Bridge, the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, and the Old Port of Algorta.

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Things to know before you go

  • A must-see for Medieval history buffs.
  • An interesting side trip when traveling from Bilbao to San Sebastian.
  • The castle grounds are free to visit.
  • A paved path leads to the castle entrance making it wheelchair accessible.
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How to get there

The Castle of Butrón is located in Spain’s Basque Country, 11 miles (18 kilometers) north of Bilbao. The easiest way to get there is via car or as part of a guided tour. The castle can be reached via bus from Bilbao, but requires multiple transfers. The area is also a popular place to explore on bike.

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When to get there

The castle interior is not currently open to the public, but visitors can enjoy the castle exterior and grounds anytime of year. July and August are the busiest times to visit Basque Country. Visit just outside the busy summer season to avoid crowds and save money on accommodations.

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Other Bilbao area attractions

Bilbao is the largest city in Basque country, well-known for its architecture, vibrant food scene, and surrounding mountainous landscapes. The Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum is the city’s most popular attraction and the nearby San Juan de Gaztelugatxe hermitage served as the filming location for Dragonstone in the fantasy series Game of Thrones.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Butrón Castle (Castillo de Butrón)?
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