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Visiting Cathedral de Bilbao

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Bilbao Cathedral is a historical and iconic church located in the beautiful town of Bilbao, Spain. Inspired by the Spanish-Romanesque style architecture and the design of the cathedral is a beautiful and fascinating attraction of the world. Come to Bilbao Cathedral and take a sneak peek into the grandeur of history and rich culture that resides inside.

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Experience the extraordinary sight of Cathedral de Bilbao

Experience the extraordinary sight of Cathedral de Bilbao

The Main Chapel

The Main Chapel

The Main Chapel or Presbytery was modernised in the year 2000 and is composed of the most novel elements of the whole place. At the centre, there is a Altar hallowed with the holy lotion that signifies the sacrifice of the cross sign. It also has the table of Lord Jesus and a Thanksgiving centre that is a part of Eucharist. On the front, a bishop's chair is kept from where he presides the assembly. On both sides, coral seating is arranged for the canons.

Interior Architecture

Interior Architecture

The Cathedral of Bilbao is considered to be the most perfect and oldest buildings of the city comprising Gothic art. The inside of the temple has three focuses in separate four sections with aligned transits. The lower interiors are square while those of the main ones are rectangular. The lateral walls consist of chapels of the particular foundation that belong to the notable families of the town. One of the most outstanding works has been the lowering of the ground depicting the 18th-century. The towers and facades were built in the 19th-century. The sanctuary and the choir stalls are beautiful and are designed in florid Gothic style. The crypt is located where the original chapel stood. The church has two appearances, one is Neo-Classical, and the other one is Renaissance.

Rooftop Tour

Rooftop Tour

The rooftop tour is a spectacular way to appreciate the eminence of the cathedral of Santiago. The place is worth the time and money, buy a ticket, and you can have a view of the Cathedral as well as of the city. From the roof, you can see the human efforts made from centuries to make this a timeless place for everyone to enjoy.

The Portico of Glory

The Portico of Glory

The Portico of Glory is the main entrance gate that was created by Master Mateo and his workers on the orders of King Ferdinand II of Leon. Primarily planned for four-part divisions, it is a three-part structure with over 200 Roman styled sculptures. The Portico is a highly noticed place of the cathedral that is the greatest depiction of the Spanish-Romanesque sculptures. The portico consists of a series of designs of animals, fantastic and real, of the medieval period with each having its own meaning.

Cathedral de Bilbao Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Entry is free for children below the age of two years. Book tickets for the Canadian Museum of History through this website and get fantastic offers and the best new deals. Click on the link provided in the site and reserve your tickets in advance. You can also purchase tickets from the counter located at the main gate of the museum.

How To Get Around?

You can easily get around the Cathedral on foot.

What Should I Wear?

You can go for anything that suits your comfort level.

Cathedral de Bilbao Facts

Best Time to Visit

The cathedral is open each day of the year from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Best time to visit the city is from September to November or March to May which marks the spring and fall seasons that are very alluring.


The currency of BilBao is Euro.

Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website provides enough information that you will require for this tour. It is the best guide.

How To Get There?

You can reach there by any means of transportation like airways, roadways, waterways, or private vehicles. Flights are available to the Bilbao Airport all time of the year. Further, you can visit your destination through various means of transportation like underground metro, local buses, trams, ferries, cars or taxis.

Additional Info

Bilbao is a safe city with the lowest crime rate in Europe. Behave nicely and in a friendly way with the locals. Carry water bottles with you. Beware of your belongings.

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