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Catedral de Santiago

Plaza Santiago 1, 48005 Bilbao, Spain (Bilbo Zaharra)
34 94 4153627
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Ranked #19 of 52 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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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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118 reviews 118 reviews
56 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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Carlow
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Netherlands
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130 reviews 130 reviews
27 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

A lovely church but not especially memorable between the many magnificent Gothic Churches of Europe. Unfortunately when we visited there was mass being conducted and only a part of the church was open for visitors.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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118 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This Catedral is the oldest church of the city (sec.XIV-XV ) and is located near the Carniceria Vieja street.

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Albinyana, Spain
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

lovely building from the outside but a bit disappointing inside as decoration very plain. Some interesting touches where they have combined old and new , the altar for example which is quite modern.There are also some interesting statues in some of the side chapels

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England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It is a good looking building from the outside. Inside it is a fairly average church with little to draw the attention of the average passerby.

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Toulouse, France
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162 reviews 162 reviews
56 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a beautiful Cathedral but not always open to tourists. Worth a visit if you can get inside. In the centre of the old town which adds to the visit excitement.

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