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Catedral de Santiago

Plaza Santiago 1, 48005 Bilbao, Spain (Bilbo Zaharra)
34 94 4153627
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Ranked #17 of 53 Attractions in Bilbao
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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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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Being shooed out of anywhere by a flapping nun is not going to make anyone thing somewhere is a great place to visit, irrespective of whether God is closing for business or not.

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Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This Cathedral as many in Spain reflect the catholic tradition opulence, very spiritual and a place to reflect and learn the history about the ancient culture of spain.

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Cork, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Such an amazing building, I did the audio tour which I really enjoyed! Make sure you take time out and explore all corners, there is little chapels, artwork etc which you would easy miss if you just walk around, The audio tour brought my attention to so many things that I would have otherwise missed.

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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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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