Basilica of Begona, Bilbao

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The nickname of Basilica of Begona is "La Salve," or "salute," because the steeple was the first thing sailors on the Nervión River saw when returning from sea. The basilica is open to the public until early evening, with the exception of the siesta hours in the late afternoon. This holy place is particularly festive during the major religious festivals on the 15th of August and the 11th of October, when locals and visitors make pilgrimages and attend midnight mass. To visit Basilica of Begona and get the most from your holiday in Bilbao, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bilbao tour itinerary planner .
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  • Beautiful temple emblem of the city of Bilbao. Your visit requires a physical effort as there is to climb by Mayona walkways - 323 steps - but you can not visit Bilbao without approaching the Basilica.
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  • A little away from the Center, but is worth a visit because apart inside breathes great peace, from the architectural point of view is very interesting.
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  • To get there you have to travel a long staircase, I made under the torrential rain so quiet you can do it safely. Over the ladder will get you down the road turns around the Palace and go right straight. At one point to see in all its glory and if you are lucky you will also hear the tolling of the bells. Definitely worth a visit
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  • A beautiful historic and emblematic place. A must see when visiting Bilbao.
  • Beautiful Basilica with the Patron Saint. The altarpiece and the Virgin is the most remarkable. Totally recommended. You have some photos.
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  • The basilica is the most enchanting site that you can go if you are looking for something intimate and beautiful. Perfectly cared provides you one stop to find a little peace.
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  • Erlijio sinismenak albo batera utzita, nahitaezko bisita. Daukan arkitektura neo-gotikoak bakarra egiten dau. // Visita imprescindible, independientemente de creencias religiosas. Su arquitectura neo-gótica la hace única.
  • Patron Saint of Bizkaia. Beautiful architecture and spectacular paintings in its interior.
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