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Basilica of Begona

Calle Virgin of Begona, 38, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 12 70 91
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It is up a very steep hill

When I spent the day in the old town, the guidebook recommended visiting this Basilica. It is up... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joanna F
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
It touch your soul !

To reach the basilica, you have to go uphill from the old town (you can also go to the metro... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ricardo n
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Calle Virgin of Begona, 38, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 12 70 91
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When I spent the day in the old town, the guidebook recommended visiting this Basilica. It is up a very steep hill, so not for the unfit/faint-hearted. Even if you take the metro lift, there are still steps to navigate. When I got there, there...More

Thank Joanna F
Reviewed 1 week ago

To reach the basilica, you have to go uphill from the old town (you can also go to the metro station and inside you can buy a ticket to use the lift which will save you the way up the stairs from the old town...More

Thank Ricardo n
Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes a bit of walking and a tram/metro and elevator ride to get to but we'll, well worth it. Made mass here which gave us extra time to admire the beautiful gold altar with statuary and paintings. In fact there were plenty of both all...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 1 week ago

According to our guide the church is open all day, so we walked all the way up the stairs from the city centre (and it's a long long way up) When we finally arrived, the church was closed, but would re-open in 3 hours..... The...More

Thank Patrice M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This three nave church and its masterpieces but mostly the Holy Mary statue capture your heart and cause a storm of strong emotions. It is an amazing place where you have the opportunity to let your heart and soul free to open to the Universe...More

Thank Tania T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a bit of a hike to get to, but well worth it. Pretty church and nice views from the top. Good map of the Camino de Santiago outside of the church. If you arrive during mass, you are not allowed to go in...More

Thank 5Travellers1263
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We walked up the many steps which provided a beautiful view of the city in order to get to the basilica. Once arrived, it was an interesting building as it sits on a slope. It was a lovely relaxed and peaceful place to sit, with...More

Thank sh-gallen
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is a very uninteresting church, can be avoided. The route to the top by stairs is nice, but this reward is disappointing.

Thank Captain_Cee
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A beautiful Basilica that houses some very fine art work. Quite and calming are words that could discribe your time here.

Thank DavidCorder
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Uphill from the old center, quite a climb, but worth both for the basilica itself and the nice vews over the city.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
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