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Catedral de Santiago

Address: Plaza Santiago 1, 48005 Bilbao, Spain (Bilbo Zaharra)
Phone Number: 34 94 4153627
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Ranked #12 of 46 Attractions in Bilbao
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Ghent, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The cathedral takes about 20 minutes to completely visit if you include the cloister (the entrance fee is only a couple euro). Personally the exterior appealed more to me than the interior, especially the side entrance on the right of the square. Once inside the decor is quite sober and not overly lit. There are some nice stained glass windows... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It's not magnificent in the way many churches and cathedrals are but it definitely has something, the moment you walk through the door. Worth a short visit.

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Bilbao, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Yes it´s a cozy place, it´s warm and peaceful. It isn´t to big...maybe little but it´s marvellous. Its outside is close to the houses and its inside has many details. I love it.

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Cold Lake, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Don't get me wrong, this is a beautiful church, but we visited it close to the end of our two week European cruise, and after visiting many of the famous churches in London, France, Portugal, and other cities in Spain, this one just felt a little repetitive. It wasn't near as old, or quite as spectacular as most of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Located in old town this cathedrsl is definately worth a visit. Inside you will notice the extensive and elaborate decorations and the beautiful alter. This is a great place to reflect, pray, or simply gaze at the devinely inspired interior.

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Greve, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The cathedral is situated in the old part of the city and the area is nice enough to spend some time. Bilbao's earliest church was a pilgrimage stop on the coastal route to Santiago de Compostela. It is a lovely church but I think it is not especially to the many magnificent Gothic Churches of Europe.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is such a wonderful old cathedral. The architecture is amazing and I would definitely recommend a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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72 helpful votes 72 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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