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Catedral de Santiago

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Address: Plaza Santiago 1, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
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Simple but beautiful

Didn't go in on our last trip to Bilbao but this time made the effort. Stunning columns and ornate stained glass windows. There was an organ practice going on when we went ant the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2017
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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the centre of the old town , this beautiful building is a must. Amazing architecture and no admission charge. Respectful to leave a small donation.

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Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing cathedral in the heart of Casco Viejo in Bilbao. You find it as the widest open area of the old town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

one of the most beautiful churches in Bilbao, and one of the Oldest. Its details are beautiful gothic style, set in the middle of the old town, an easy walk from other strategic venues and worth visiting

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Didn't go in on our last trip to Bilbao but this time made the effort. Stunning columns and ornate stained glass windows. There was an organ practice going on when we went ant the sound was amazing. Free to enter but do try to leave a donation so worthwhile maintaining buildings like this for the future.

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Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I liked this cathedral. You can walk around, light a candle and say a prayer. But you cannot enter once a mass is being held.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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 9 November 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 6 November 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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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