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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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It was worth the long climb from the Plaza Unamuno to get here

We have visited many Cathedral's throughout Europe and the Cathedral Santiago-Bilbao, is another beautiful example. Well worth the visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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Paphos, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Cathedral in the center of Casco Viejo, without anything particularly remarkable about it. As you roam the streets of the neighborhood, you will come across it.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We have visited many Cathedral's throughout Europe and the Cathedral Santiago-Bilbao, is another beautiful example. Well worth the visit

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San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Located right in the center of old town this place is hard to miss, we just stumbled onto it. It was unfortunately closed when we got there but we enjoyed walking around the cathedral and seeing the mix of architectures.

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The night before we visited inside we walked up to see it. The Cathedral was beautiful in the floodlight. Next day we were able to visit it inside. having paid 4euro entrance fee. Audio guides were available. The Cathedral is well worth a visit

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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Whereas many cathedrals are overloaded with gold, silver and figures, the one in Bilbao struck us as extremely beautiful and clean-looking because it contained fewer and smaller artistic elements. It is located in the old town and we recommend seeking it out if you are visiting the major city in the Basque country.

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Its a nice Gothic cathedral in the old quarter of Bilbao. Impressive building, however it is difficult to photograph the exterior in a manner to do justice to its construction as it is located in a busy, crowded part with narrow streets. It is functioning and has visitors drawn to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Stumbled upon this Gothic church while wandering the old area (narrow, cobbled stone streets). The entrance faces onto a small square which has a few shops and restaurants. Due to the time of day, and to be honest I had exceeded my church viewing quota, I did not venture into the church but did get some nice photo's of the... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Must see attraction for Bilbao..Many people from all over the world visit this cathedral and is the meeting point for the 'pelegrinos'people of all ages walking km heading to Santiago de Compostela through the famous Camino de Santiago..

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Leicester - UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Moving south from Plaza Nueva this 15th century Gothic church is a working church so visits should be respectful of this. The exterior is impressive but difficult to photograph as it sits in the very narrow streets of the old town. The front however does open onto a small square. The interior is very decorative and tranquil. Admission is free... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

If you have a walk on the casco viejo you will eventually get to the Catedral del Santiago. You are welcomed inside and allowed to take pictures as long as mass is not taking place. There are loads of painted glass in the cathedral so try to go inside on a sunny day as you get to see the colourful... More 

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