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Basilica of Begona

Calle Virgin of Begona, 38, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 12 70 91
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Lovely spot

We walked up the many steps which provided a beautiful view of the city in order to get to the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Not worth the climb up the hill

This is a very uninteresting church, can be avoided. The route to the top by stairs is nice, but... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
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“old town” (4 reviews)
“casco viejo” (3 reviews)
Calle Virgin of Begona, 38, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 12 70 91
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We walked up the many steps which provided a beautiful view of the city in order to get to the basilica. Once arrived, it was an interesting building as it sits on a slope. It was a lovely relaxed and peaceful place to sit, with...More

Thank sh-gallen
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is a very uninteresting church, can be avoided. The route to the top by stairs is nice, but this reward is disappointing.

Thank Captain_Cee
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A beautiful Basilica that houses some very fine art work. Quite and calming are words that could discribe your time here.

Thank DavidCorder
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Uphill from the old center, quite a climb, but worth both for the basilica itself and the nice vews over the city.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I lived in the hostel very close to Basilica of Begona, so this is my first church in Bilbao. Stunning!

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Its nice, in a top of a hill, you can get there by walking some stairs, or either take an elevator, a tip: you get a ticket to get the metro, but just walk to the elevator. any ways, the starairs are nice and not...More

Thank emiliojimenez1
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

It seems that the Basilica would be a beautiful place to visit. However, it closes in the afternoon!! So watch out! We walked from the Plaza Nueva to the Basilica. There are A LOT of stairs, I mean A Lot! Only to get there and...More

1  Thank Ldeavila
Reviewed 23 December 2016

A beautiful church on a high point in Bilbao. We arrived as the 11AM mass was beginning and stayed for the mass. After we explored the church, enjoying the nativity scene, the paintings, and the architectural styles. It is definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Once again, amazingly beautiful architecture !!!!! Do not miss visiting here when in Bilbao. This Basilica is really something to see. Both inside and out this is truly a thing of beauty !!!

Thank HarryBeverlyHills
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We decided to walk to the Basilica after eating a cone of chips in the Old Town. On the way up a woman was trying to tell us to hurry because the Basilica closed at eight thirty. We got there just before eight on a...More

1  Thank Margaret T
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