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Bilbao and the Basque Country Sights

Convento de la Encarnación

  • Pl. de la Encarnación 9B Map It
  • Casco Viejo

Updated 03/12/2014

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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.

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Pl. de la Encarnación 9B, Bilbao, Vizcaya, 48006, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sat. 10:30–1:30 and 4–7, Sun. 10:30–1:30

Updated 03/12/2014


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