Santiago Cathedral

Santiago Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral de Santiago; Basque: Donejakue Katedrala) is a Catholic Cathedral in the city of Bilbao that was officially declared cathedral in 1950. 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.

Architecturally, the present building is a mixture of styles: from the 15th century Gothic of the cloister and the main vault, where of special interest are the cloister and the beautiful portal that gives access Correo street (Puerta del Angel), to the ostentatious Gothic Revival façade and spire.

A curious custom is the addition of stone carvings of local merchants along the buttresses of the main vault.

It shouldn't be confused with the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

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Dave Mc
8 January 2020
The architecture is just awesome and the old city is a great place to simply saunter around exploring.
Thiago Amorim
18 November 2012
Free as should be and beautiful place. Follow the river until St. Nicholas Church, cross the square and walk by the street moving away from the water edge
Tim Tregenza
10 September 2015
Atmospheric cathedral in the centre of the old quarter
Dave Mc
31 May 2020
Another great example of the awesome architecture in the area.
Hebert Piana
7 May 2018
Me encantó
Travelling Dijuca
12 October 2011
Gótico tardio, entrada gratuita. pórtico del siglo XV
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Dendarikale, 25, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain Get directions
Sun 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Mon 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
Tue Noon–9:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM–9:00 PM

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