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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. Plan to see Basilica of Begona and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bilbao family vacation planner.
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  • Deserves the penalty approach is to mass one Sunday. The basilica is spectacular, you can park at the door, at least on Sunday.
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  • beautiful Basilica where is the patron saint of Bilbao, cute Temple, this on top of the city so it is better up in taxi and down walk.
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  • Sacred place for Bilbao, and Temple of reference for all Bilbao, whether believer or not. The basilica is beautiful but the fundamental thing is the interior where is the image of the 15TH century of the virgen de Begoña, patroness of Bilbao. Must visit
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  • My father, Joaquín Artola apoita, was long time Crucifer
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  • The basilica of Begoña, para tod@s l@s vizcaín@s our amatxu. On 15 August a pilgrimage is made here, people go out from their homes to walk to reach the basilica. November 11 is celebrated the day of the Amatxu of Begoña, held a procession in his honour.
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  • It is super bonitaaaaa. I've never seen one more beautiful. Everyone will have to go to see how pretty it is. Tourists who come to enjoy. And above all Bilbao is the city most beautiful in Spain.
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  • The interior is impressive. A highly recommended visit for those who visit Bilbao, especially the 15 August and 11 October!
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  • Basilica of the patron saint of Bilbao, it is worthwhile to visit. Its architecture is very curious and its Gothic church makes it unique. It is very quiet to visit, surrounded by homey to paying cult. The sober interior design makes it majestic. The routes to get to it make it worth your visit.
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