Fodor's Expert Review Convento de la Encarnación

Bilbao Museum/Gallery

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, 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.

Museum/Gallery Religious Building/Site/Shrine Free

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Pl. de la Encarnación
Bilbao, Basque Country  48006, Spain


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Rate Includes: Free, Closed Mon.

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