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Iglesia de San Nicolas, Bilbao
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Admire the striking blend of different architectural styles at Iglesia de San Nicolas, the city's oldest church and a Spanish property of cultural interest. It was likely built in the 12th century, as evidenced by its Moorish architectural features. It also showcases a 15th-century apse, and it underwent further renovations in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The church is most recognizable by its 12th-century tower, built with Herrerian-style spire tops. Its 18th-century brick Baroque facade is strikingly different from the rest of the building. Our Bilbao vacation generator makes visiting Iglesia de San Nicolas and other Bilbao attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Very simple but with very nice side altars inside. We collected a moment before heading back to another activity.
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  • beautiful church, right beside plaza neuva and across the River, all beautiful and highly recommended to visit.
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  • Visit brief because already have entered several times, near the teatro Arriaga is of visit rather than recommended for all which this interested in them visits to churches or cathedrals. Besides this in a very busy and typical area of Bilbao which causes anyone who visit Bilbao to pass in front of it easily.
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  • It was opened in 1756, according to project of Ignacio de Ibero, and it calls the attention the showiness of his baroque facade crowned by two towers, meeting point of sailors before taking to the sea. It is said that in 1812 the temple was chosen by the General meetings of Bizkaia to sign the liberal Constitution of Cadiz. Exterior and interior restoration has enabled this church regain its glory, removing additives and showing again the quality of its factory in Ganguren (Galdakao) Ashlar stone. Inside, an octagon within a square, houses altarpieces and sculptures by Juan de Mena.
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  • San Judas Tadeo figure inside.
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  • A site more to visit in bilbao.
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  • On the border of el Arenal and the old town, this Baroque church stands.
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  • Church of reference in the villa of Bilbao
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