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

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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12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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