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. Plan to visit Iglesia de San Nicolas during your Bilbao vacation using our convenient Bilbao vacation maker app .
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  • Baroque church in the heart of the old town of Bilbao, opposite the Arriaga Theatre, the Abando station, the estuary, a privileged place with an architecture typical of the era and an impressive dome
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  • Church located in the paseo de Arenal with a large Baroque facade. The interior is smaller than what is expected by its facade because it is of a Greek cross. The interior houses a beautiful religious imagery. The entrance is free.
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  • It is Church is at the entrance of the historic district, and has a wide central nave. You have very nice images and transmits great spirituality.
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  • Baroque 18th century church that served as a hideout for sailors. It is equipped with a dome and two bells. It marks the entrance to the old town.
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  • One of the most beautiful and interesting of Bilbao churches. By its facade could pretend that it's a tempo of large dimensions, but actually the space is small, but very well exploited with a central quadrangular, octagonal dome design. The predominant style is Baroque (dating back to 1756), both in its facade and magnificent altarpieces by Juan de Mena arranged in the main altar and each angle of the building as of side chapels, all keeping them a style uniform having been responsible to the same workshop. However, its curious dome has a very Renaissance, similar to those made by Brunelleschi as the old sacristy of San Lorenzo or the Pazzi Chapel in Florence. This church was once the meeting point for sailors before taking to the sea and in 1812 was chosen by the General meetings of Bizkaia to sign the liberal Constitution of Cadiz.
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  • Baroque style. A gem. Notably, the altarpiece, the organ and the facade. You have some photos.
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  • Famous church Bilbao which gives access to the old town opposite the Arenal
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  • Visit and enjoy it is worth. Highly recommended.
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