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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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  • Beautiful Basilica which I agreed by Mallona walkways, and a path with Park from both sides, present it at the end. By inside is beautiful. Went through it in silence because it had mass. I recommend visiting the Park back that offers very nice views of the city and the Basilica
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  • The Basilica of Begoña is located in the upper part of the old area, to access it you have to climb 300 stairs, but it is worth.
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  • Very nice inside and out. The paintings, the image of the Virgin, as curiosity count that the Church is leaning toward the door. The priest who craft the mass, very nice and close.
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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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