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Santiago Cathedral

Santiago Cathedral

It is the oldest church in Bilbao. It was built in 1379 and is dedicated to Patron Saint of the city. It is located in the old part of the town.


It has a Latin cross plan, with three naves, separated by cylindrical pillars against which several columns are leaned. It is covered by rib vaults.

Its presbytery is polygonal and is surrounded by a nave with ambulatory. It has a beautiful Gothic cloister and two porticoes. After a fire, in 1571, a monumental Renaissance portico was added, as well as the current Neogothic façade and the tower that were built in the XIX Century by Severiano Achucarro, as well as the major altarpiece.

Inside, we can see the sculpture of the Cristo del Buen Amor by Guiot De Beaugrant from 1533 and the beautiful Classicist Pietà from the XVII Century by Aloitiz, as well as a series of stone sepulchres spread all over the church. The monstrance is real jewel treasure by Mariano Garín.

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Address and telephone number

Plazuela de Santiago, 1. 48005 Bilbao (Vizcaya)

Opening times

Tuesday to Saturday: From 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sundays and Public Holidays: From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tickets and prices

General entrance ticket: 3 € (adults and groups with less than 15 people).

Reduced price entry: 2 € (groups with more that 15 people, student youth card); 1 € (retired and disabled people).

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