Iglesia de San Nicolas, Bilbao

#7 of 15 in Historic Sites in Bilbao
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Admire the striking blend of different architectural styles at Iglesia de San Nicolas, the city's oldest church and a Spanish property of cultural interest. It was likely built in the 12th century, as evidenced by its Moorish architectural features. It also showcases a 15th-century apse, and it underwent further renovations in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The church is most recognizable by its 12th-century tower, built with Herrerian-style spire tops. Its 18th-century brick Baroque facade is strikingly different from the rest of the building. Plan to visit Iglesia de San Nicolas during your Bilbao vacation using our convenient Bilbao vacation maker app.
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  • The church is beautiful, but as usually at catholic churches, you have to pay for anything and devotion or pray is secondary  more »
  • This baroque church, built in 1756, is located at the edge of the Old Town and across the street from El Arenal Park. The exterior is quite severe and uninviting, but the interior is far...  more »
  • Very quiet and solemn place for praying. The church is beautiful. Public (tourists and parishioners) can get in for free.
  • Beautiful it's hard not to stop at a cathedral when you visit European cities. To see that these places are still active places of worship is even more exciting because I feel like in America something like this would be torn down to build something more modern.
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