Basilica of Begona, Bilbao

4.3
#4 of 16 in Historic Sites in Bilbao
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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  • It is located on the outskirts of Bilbao at the top of a mountain, close to the motorway. It is spectacular and the patron saint of the city.
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  • The walk was well rewarded. Is an imposing Basilica, with an impressive architecture and with a majestic yet quiet interior.
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  • Visit to the basilica. Easily reached by metro, station Santutxu, impresses with its stone façade, as well as the interiors with walls and stone columns. Nice the central altar. Well worth a visit. Use the opportunity to admire a panorama of Bilbao from little garden behind the Church.
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  • A beautiful place
  • A beautiful historic and emblematic place. A must see when visiting Bilbao.
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  • Hello. The very nice place, the beautiful basilica, but I do not see fair, K are closed the Churches, not everyone can go to the hours K open, is supposed k is the house D God, they had K be open all day.
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  • OUR LADY OF BEGOÑA. . What am I going to say being from Bilbao? . You Can see its size from the outside, or from inside, and it may seem small, or big, it all depends on the time or the day it is, but this like this, is our cathedral.
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