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Catedral de Santiago

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Address: Plaza Santiago 1, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
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Local cathedral

This church was not originally built to be a cathedral, and so retains some of the local parish essence. It is right in the middle of the old town, and the facade is not too... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 6, 2016
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Chicago, IL
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always head for a city's cathedral and this was a beautiful one. It's a really old building and stunning inside, we always light a candle for the father-in-law who died a few years ago. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cathedral.

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Lincoln, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing we noticed about this charming little cathedral was how clean it was. The stone is light coloured and of a warm coloured stone so that helped, but the pews were dust free and shining and the whole place had an air of care about it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

It's basically impossible to do not get amazed by the history and the beauty of this place. I have been there 3 times already, and every time it brings me a different feeling.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This church was not originally built to be a cathedral, and so retains some of the local parish essence. It is right in the middle of the old town, and the facade is not too ornate. There is a neat "porch" off to the side, where you can visualize towns people meeting and greeting. The interior is gothic, yet not... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Towering over the buildings surrounding it, this cathedral has beautiful entrance doors. The inside has had some cleaning making the columns and ceiling stand out. Worth a quick look.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

In the middle of the old town Casco Viejo, dedicated to Spain's Patron Saint. Wonderful Baroque chapels and a Renaissance portico

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Quite small for a cathedral it had a nice feel to it. Shame that the explanation panels weren't in English.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

It is at the center of casco viejo, a small one but beautiful from outside and inside. The houses around are as well interesting in architected and colors.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We really enjoyed walking around the block of old buildings that the Cathedral shares, and marveling at the beautiful architecture and carvings on the facade. Unfortunately, it wasn't open for us to go in when we visited.

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New Paltz, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

As the epicenter of the veneration of Santiago (Saint James), the church is an very large and beautiful space meant to hold large masses of worshippers.

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