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Basilica of Begona, Bilbao
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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Leider war die Kirche geschlossen. Aber bereits der Weg zur Kirche war ein Besuch wert. Die Kirche auch nur schon von aussen zu betrachten empfand ich als wunderschön. Es hat auch vor der Kirche gute ... read more »Unfortunately, the Church was closed. But the route to the Church was already worth a visit. To look at the Church only even from the outside, I felt as beautiful. It has good seating also in front of the Church to stay something. The views of Bilbao by the Church is beautiful.show original
Sorprendente basílica con un interior que de seguro gustará a cualquiera que se acerque a visitarla. En su interior se pueden encontrar grandes obras de arte asi como, lo fundamental, la imagen de la ... read more »Surprising basilica with an inside that of safe will like to somebody that is close to visit it. In its interior you can find great works of art as well as the fundamental, the image of the Virgen de Begoña.show original
Impresionante Basílica, el interior es sorprendente, invita al recogimiento.Merece la pena la subida por lo gratificante de la visita.Impressive Basilica, the interior is surprising, invited to the gathering. It is worth the climb by the visit gratifying.show original
Elba Sanchez MarkaidaIt 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.show original
Kossmo AdellBasilica 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.show original
Pablo González DañobeitiaWork by Sancho Martínez de Arego, built on the site where the Virgin at the beginning of the 16th century, appeared is Gothic, although it mixes several styles. The Basilica is a place of visit for many people of Bilbao, who come daily to his sanctuary to venerate the Virgin of Begoña, the patron saint of Biscay, popularly known as the "Amatxu". Seafood devotion is also very large. Not in vain, since the 16th century are numerous vessels of Bilbao that they have held the name of "Virgen de Begoña" or "Begoña" simply registration. Add to that the custom of the people of the sea greet the sanctuary with a salve (prayer to the Virgin) to see it for the first time going up the river. The "Amatxu" of Begoña, as it is known popularly, receives a tribute by Bilbao and Biscay both August 15 as of October 11, day of the Virgin of Begoña. Until the Basilica that bears his name, one of the great symbols of the city, approaching thousands of pilgrims from throughout the historical territory, walking at night to attend a mass in honor of the patron saint of Bilbao and Biscay.show original
Igor S.Visit required. Very beautiful, inside and out. The sound of bells is one of the best in Basque country.show original
GonMust-see for any Bilbao where this the amatxu of Begoñashow original
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