Santiago Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral de Santiago; Basque: Donejakue Katedrala) is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Bilbao. The temple was originally built during the 14th-15th centuries as Bilbao's main parish church, and was only declared cathedral in 1950 when the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bilbao was officially created. Its origins probably date to well before the foundation of the city in 1300, when Bilbao was little more than a small enclave of fishermen.
The temple is consecrated in honor of the apostle Saint James the Great (Santiago in Spanish), by virtue of being a point of transit for the pilgrims that followed the Northern branch of the Way of Saint James.
Eddie O'Connor | Aug 19, 2017
Fantastic piece of old Bilbao. The cloisters with its lemon trees is just so peaceful on the madness of the old town.
Fermín Vicente | Dec 11, 2017
It's beautiful but I was expecting something more.
Anna Hautzinger | Nov 6, 2016
This church was not originally built to be a cathedral, and so retains some of the local parish essence. It is right in the middle of the old town, and the facade is not too ornate. There is a neat "porch" off to the side, where you can visualize towns people meeting and greeting. The interior is gothic, yet not too ornate. you do derive sense of quiet and calm
Celia HerEsco | Aug 17, 2016
Belleza admirable. Beautiful place to visit and guided tours. Belle église!
antoniojose Lopezquintana | Jun 23, 2017
Mean very mean ...iron fences all around
Maria Reeds | Apr 19, 2018
Lovely square in the heart of old town -Casco Viejo- in Bilbao
Andrew Gaitley | Jun 8, 2018
Good place but not free, entrance includes audio guide and access to another church.
Irene Schenone | May 27, 2018
You have to pay 5€...
Tim Raymund | Jun 20, 2018
A quiet and beautiful place with shops and walking all around.
Sue Lombardi | Jul 30, 2018
Fabulous. Well above expectations
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