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Catedral de Santiago

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Address: Plaza Santiago 1, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 34 94 4153627
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Worth a visit - notable spire and facade.

This was only made a cathedral relatively recently and is more a 14-15 C grand town church. But it's worth a visit, as it's in the lovely old town and the outside facade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was only made a cathedral relatively recently and is more a 14-15 C grand town church. But it's worth a visit, as it's in the lovely old town and the outside facade, particularly the gothic main entrance, is notable. You'll see some carvings of old local merchants, which is quite unusual, but gives insight into their past role in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking around old town, you will discover many hidden corners and treasures. This one is obvious and stands out. I would definitely recommend walking around the structure or sitting at nearby cafes and looking at the impressive structure with some interesting stone structure elements. You will come across many beautiful churches in Spain. Bilbao was our arrival city and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice church (albeit Spain has many that are more gorgeous and bigger). It also has pleasant surrounding.

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This was a pleasant cathedral to wander round - peaceful inside. Lovely stone work and an impressive church organ.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This cathedral is right smack in the middle of the old town quarter of Bilbao With its little qaint streets littered with shops/bars/ and cafe's.. A tourist dream The church itself stands proudly with its stain glass window its main feature point Once inside it is very light not like we thought it would be... Most cathedrals are dark It's... More 

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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Just had time to see the outside. Worth a longer visit Architecturally very good and very photographic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

It is definitely up there with some one the top cathedrals and adds a nice touch to the cities skyline.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Found the chap on the entrance door with a plastic begging box a bit off-putting. Inside the nave is unremarkable but had to exit fast as the atmosphere was so heavy with incense that as even a mild asthmatic I was in trouble very quickly. Not a great place for us.

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The building from the outside is very grand with fine stained glass windows. A bit dark inside like most church's but on a warm day very cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent cathedral to visit and has detailed architecture inside and out. It is difficult to see the spire close up. This has some very pretty and historic chapels inside dating back to the 16th century. It is easy to find as from a distance the spire is visible through the streets. Free tourist map from the tourist office will help... More 

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