Iglesia de San Nicolas, Bilbao

4.1
#7 of 15 in Historic Sites in Bilbao
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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  • I really enjoyed this church being devoted to St. Nicholas. You deserve to visit without a doubt. A must go from Bilbao.
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  • The day of San Blas is very typical to buy in the old helmet candies of San Blas and laces of San Blas to put them around the neck to protect from the colds and take them to bless this church
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  • 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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