Basilica of Begona, Bilbao

4.3
#4 of 15 in Historic Sites in Bilbao
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The nickname of Basilica of Begona is "La Salve," or "salute," because the steeple was the first thing sailors on the Nervión River saw when returning from sea. The basilica is open to the public until early evening, with the exception of the siesta hours in the late afternoon. This holy place is particularly festive during the major religious festivals on the 15th of August and the 11th of October, when locals and visitors make pilgrimages and attend midnight mass. To visit Basilica of Begona and get the most from your holiday in Bilbao, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bilbao tour itinerary planner.
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  • The basilica, perched above the old city of Bilbao, can be accessed by a long climb or, much more easily, via an elevator. The elevator can be accessed through the Casco Viejo metro pedestrian...  more »
  • The Basilica is very beautiful. Even at night it is beautiful. The area is safe to visit at night. There is a nice court yard behind the Basilica. It is a great place to sit and read. A bit further...  more »
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  • A beautiful church where you can meet people that are making the Camino De Santiago
  • Stunning place, definitely worth a visit. Lots of steps to get to it but worthwhile.
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