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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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  • Attempted to visit several churches only to find that sadly they were all locked shut. So delighted that we could return to this beautiful church on the edge of the old town on a feast day. 
  • The Church of St. Nicholas is located at the gates of the old town, overlooking the arenal Park transitadisimo. Beautiful facade that highlights the commemorative plaque of the floods of Bilbao, showing the level reached the water in 1983, going root which all reforms of Bilbao began to convert to a city cultural and focused to the enjoyment of the citizens. It is dedicated to St. Jude
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  • Beautiful church right at the entrance of the old town on one side of the square. A square that you will pass for sure. It is worth to take a look inside that is just as lovely as it is on the outside.
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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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