Bilbao and the Basque Country Sights


Convento de la Encarnación

Convento de la Encarnación Review

The Basque Gothic architecture of this early-16th-century convent, church, and museum gives way to Renaissance and baroque ornamentation high on the main facade. The Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro (Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art) occupies a carefully restored 16th-century cloister. The inner patio alone, ancient and intimate, is alone worth the visit. On display are religious silverwork, liturgical garments, sculptures, and paintings dating back to the 12th century. The convent is across from the Atxuri station just upstream from the Puente de San Antón.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. de la Encarnación 9B, Casco Viejo, Bilbao, 48006 | Map It
  • Phone: 94/432–0125
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10:30–1:30 and 4–7, Sun. 10:30–1:30
  • Subway: Casco Viejo
  • Location: Bilbao
Updated: 03-12-2014

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