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Iglesia de San Nicolas, Bilbao

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • Do drop by and visit this church. It looks absolutely huge from the outside, but when you step inside it looks completely different. An incredibly beautiful place to visit and so very peaceful and a t...  more »
  • Architecture & interior decorations, small, but fine, located at the edge of the old town. Nice park also.  more »
  • The church built in honor of the patron saint of sailors in 1743 ads some charm to the hustle of the El Arenal area. The inside is not as big as the outside suggests but there are many fine side alter...  more »
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  • Ancient, beautiful, see
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  • Very nice Church.
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  • Linda! St. Nicholas ' Church.
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  • Very pretty in the white night
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  • Baroque church with a double in the 18th century belfry topped by an octagonal dome.
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Thanks to the Bilbao's safe and newly renovated metro system, all neighborhoods are any easy commute regardless of the city's characteristic rainy weather. The Casco Antiguo, or old quarter, is undoubtedly the heart of the city's and best place for trying the famous "pintxos" or small appetizers. Small boutique hotels and family-owned pensions provide affordable and convenient accommodation for those wishing to get to know this picturesque district. If you prefer a more tranquil experience away from the lively bar culture characteristic of the old quarter you might wish to stay in one of the many hotels that line the beautiful Nervión River leading down from the historical district to the Guggenheim museum.
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