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Catedral de Santiago (St. James's Cathedral)

Catedral de Santiago (St. James's Cathedral) Review

Bilbao's earliest church was a pilgrimage stop on the coastal route to Santiago de Compostela. Work on the structure began in 1379, but fire delayed completion until the early 16th century. The florid Gothic style with Isabelline elements features a nave in the form of a Greek cross, with ribbed vaulting resting on cylindrical columns. The notable outdoor arcade, or pórtico, was used for public meetings of the early town's governing bodies.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. de Santiago 1, Casco Viejo, Bilbao, 48005 | Map It
  • Phone: 94/415–3627
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Weekdays 11–1 and 5–7:30, weekends and holidays 11–noon
  • Website:
  • Subway: Casco Viejo
  • Location: Bilbao
Updated: 03-12-2014

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