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“Nice Basilica”
Review of Basilica of Begona

Basilica of Begona
Ranked #12 of 118 things to do in Bilbao
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

It is very nice Basilica. And it is special in some way. The possible reason could be the spirit of Bilbao which is really wonderful and special city. So Basilica of Begona is also wonderful and special.

Thank Rasha971
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Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

Finding this takes a little work. It's an awfully long hike up stairs..buy the 1.5 euro ticket at the vasco metro and ride the elevator up. But frankly there isn't much to see. The view isn't anything special, and the church looks beaten up. Not worth the trouble.

Thank dc_deshi
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

The heavily restored interior is not perhaps as interesting to look at as some of the other old buildings in the city - but - this is an amazing church with a wonderful atmosphere. I inadvertently joined a short, plain weekday evening mass; the church was packed with people of working age, not just old people and families with young children. The priest gave a thoughtful sermon in Spanish and many hymns were sung in Basque in this warm and friendly church.

Thank henrietta p
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Basilica of Begona in Bilbao is for certain the most beautiful church of Bilbao. The problem is that the church is situated on top of a hill and you have to climb about 285 steps. The alternative is to go via metro station of Casco Viejo and pay for the elevator (1.65 / Person/trip). Then you have only to walk for about 500m light up hill.

3  Thank IVE-Melle
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

In the Unamuno Square there is one big stair named Mallona or Amatxu with 213 steps to arrive at Basilica Begonia(1620), gotic style.Nice place to pray and a beautiful view of Bilbao!!!

1  Thank Sebastiao478
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