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Representative of a greater era

This church dates from the 15th century when Portugalete and Bilbao were each competitors for being... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Well worth a look inside

We found this church when looking for a good viewpoint over the Viskaya bridge (puente colgante... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

This church dates from the 15th century when Portugalete and Bilbao were each competitors for being named the official port in the Basque country. Bilbao won out but Portugalete was an important city at this time and has a very preserved old city of this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

We found this church when looking for a good viewpoint over the Viskaya bridge (puente colgante). Indeed, near the church there is an excellent viewpoint over the bridge, which you cannot get from closer by. As the church was open, we decided to go in,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is a beautiful church in Portugalete's old town, which is in itself lovely. The church features a very impressive wood-carved altarpiece and it's well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

Dating back to the 15th century, this imposing, large Gothic styled church with a multi-storied bell tower is worth a visit. The interior is equally impressive and highlighted by the beautifully preserved wood altarpiece. The church is only a few minutes walk from the Vizcaya...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank DP49
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice visit to the Basilica. As we were entering we met a man who looked after the basilica. He was very friendly and went out of his way to show us around part of the basilica. He was also delighted to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank mhkea
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We had the opportunity to enjoy such a beautful church during Easter choir practice. The Bascilica was beautifully lit inside. Although we didnt hear the organ being played it looked magnificent.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank OntotheFuture
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