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Catedral de Santiago

Plaza Santiago 1, 48005 Bilbao, Spain (Bilbo Zaharra)
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Ranked #17 of 53 attractions in Bilbao
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Santiago Cathedral The Santiago Cathedral is located at Plaza Santiago, 1. The church is the city's oldest building and dates from 1379. Santiago... more »
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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Begun about 1300 and completed in the 16th century. Charming cloister with roses and lemons giving a lovely scent.Became a cathedral only some half-century agp

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It's always lovely yo see a picturesque city from high up and this had great views of the town. But the close up views of the architecture that you get from up here is magical and well worth 12 euros (non- discount adult price)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Having traveled quite a lot, this cathedral didn't impress me very much since I've seen much better. However, I wouldn't visit a town without having a look at its cathedral, whenever possible. Bilbao having been mostly an industrial Town throughout the times, it is only natural that its cathedral does not feature the magnificence of others.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

In the heart of Bilbao, this cathedral is on the Plaza Santiago and is well worth a visit. You can sit outside and watch Bilbao go by!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We saw the outside of the Basilica when walking around the old city area. The Façade is in various states and more restoration is required. The day we walked there, the Basilica was not open and men were working on the door way behind the iron gates. Subject to how many churches you have seen, this one is worth a... More

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Nice building from the exterior. Closed to visitors. Don't make a detour, but if you are in the vicinity it is a nice exterior. The old part of the city is nice enough to spend some two hours.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Church was closed since we were there in the evening late but beautiful and graceful entrances and mahogany doors welcomed visitors in the daylight hours. On of the oldest churches in this region according to a local. Inviting enough to render a visit in the daylight hours.

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new delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

While visiting the city of Bilbao one cannot miss this unique place. Not only the architecture is unique but the old city ambiance has been well maintained by the public. There are seven streets culminating at this place and provides a unique temporal place to this blessed place. One is bound to get nostalgic while visiting this place.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

what a fantastic city fully of winding streets an amazing Cathedrals and limping Pilgrims having reached Snatiago after miles of travel in undulating hills. to be recommended for anyone who likes street cafes and people watching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Look for the pilgrims shell above the doorway. if you visit during mass times you will get a better view of the cathedral. Otherwise it will be quite dark inside. It is well worth going into the sacristy and paying 1 euro to visit the cloister area.This is a great place to stay away from the sun or the rain.... More

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