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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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  • Situated in a quiet location with excellent views. Ideal for a little peace and admire a beautiful architecture.
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  • Without any doubt it is one of the symbols of the city. In fact, it appears in the coat of arms of the city. Given that is a bit secluded and from the Center there is a long road. I recommend: go by bus, lines 30 (direction Txurdinaga) or 03 (address OOtxarkoaga) and leave you at the gate. You can take the bus in the Circular square, just in front of the tourist office taxi stop
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  • The basilica is in the neighborhood called Begonia. Not we met her on the inside. Its facade is very interesting as well as the environment, that you can enjoy from the height. The stroll in the pleasant neighborhood.
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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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