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Catedral de Santiago

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Address: Plaza Santiago 1, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 34 94 4153627
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A beautiful church with some very interesting alter pieces and a sculpture of the Cristo del Buen Amor by Guiot De Beaugrant from 1533. In general the light in the church is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A beautiful church with some very interesting alter pieces and a sculpture of the Cristo del Buen Amor by Guiot De Beaugrant from 1533. In general the light in the church is very nice and makes the atmosphere chilled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

What a very inspiring sight. It slows you down when you come across this beautiful sight while running around shopping and eating in Bilbao. Bilbao is a great city and this just adds to the greatness. When in the Basque region you must visit this.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very impressive and bit mystic Catedral, organ was playing and it did the experience even more stunning.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

In the old part of Bilbao the Cathedral is well worth a visit. The Chapels are superb. The coolness after the heat of the town is refreshing. Some beautiful stonework and windows

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Theil Rabier France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Truly an awe inspiring experience. So much to see, so much history attached. Even the sight of modern day pilgrims arriving, some on their knees as dictated for the last 100 metres! The architecture, the surroundings, the open square in front. Just amazing. A great place to visit and discover.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This falls in the category of 'if you have seen one, you have seen them all; or 9 out of 10 churches in Europe. Do not waste your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

wow, This glorious church is over 600 years old, remarkable. The church served as a stop for pilgrims "the way of St. James " heading to Santiago in Spain. the church expanded over the years , Gothic in style, amazing to see .especially, the spire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Very old Gothic church (14th/15th century). Very well worth a visit. Be sure to look at the work on the facade of the building, as well as the altar inside. There are beggars at the entrance, but they aren't aggressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Lovely old cathedral in centre of Casco Viejo, more austere than most Spanish churches I've visited and none the worse for it. Don't miss the beautiful cloisters

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

opens mornings and evenings. not wow factor but still interesting for a quick look- windows are nice and good feel to it.

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Address: Plaza Santiago 1, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 34 94 4153627
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao>  > Bilbo Zaharra

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