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Bilbao's Santiago Cathedral Tours

Bilbao's Santiago Cathedral
Wandering the narrow medieval streets of Bilbao's Casco Viejo, you'll stumble upon the towering exterior walls of Santiago Cathedral. It is believed that the church, which serves as a stop for pilgrims trekking the northern Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James), dates back over 600 years, when it was built on the site of two previous even older churches.

Today's cathedral – which shouldn't be confused with the much larger one of the same name located in Santiago de Compostela, at the end of the Camino de Santiago – has expanded over the course of time, growing to the cathedral that you see now. During a visit, you can peruse its many chapels, wander the peaceful 15th-century gothic-style cloister, or just take in the exterior with its 19th-century gothic-revival facade and spire.

Santiago Cathedral is located amidst the original seven streets of Bilbao's Casco Viejo (old quarter). While the interior is quite humble compared to many of its other European cathedral counterparts, it serves as a tranquil respite from the busy medieval barrio, and of course provides a unique look into Bilbao's past.

Practical Info

You will find the Santiago Cathedral located in Plaza de Santiago, where it can be visited for a cost of three euros. Note that it is closed on Mondays, and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 1:30pm and then again from 4pm to 7pm. You can also attend mass on Sundays at either 10:30am or 1:30pm.
Address: Plaza de Santiago, 1, Bilbao 48005, Spain
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Bilbao Historical Tour

Bilbao Historical Tour

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Discover the history of Bilbao on this guided walking tour. Learn about the city’s gastronomy, culture, architecture, and traditions while you explore the streets and feel like a local. Tour highlights include the Plaza Nueva in Casco Viejo, La Ribera market, Catedral de Santiago, Bidebarrieta (the central library), and more.
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  • 2 hours
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The tour will be held in Russian! You can see all the main sights of Bilbao in one single day. You will see the city from the top of the mountain and feel its special atmosphere from the inside, walking along the old part of the city and learning its amazing story. The story of cheerful hardworking people, kings and their subjects, great enterprising people, about the converters and reformers who surprised the whole world. You will ride the funicular that is 100 years old, as well as cross the Nervion River on the one-of-a-kind flying suspension bridge currently operating.
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During this walking tour, you will get to see some of the most popular tourist attractions of Bilbao along with a local- professional guide who will be exclusively with you. The walking tour can be customized according to your taste and preferences. The tour timings are flexible and can be amended depending upon availability. In case of any special request, please do let us know and we would try our best to accommodate accordingly.
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  • 2 hours
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Bilbao Old Quarter Walking Tour

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Discover the charm of Bilbao’s Old Quarter on an enriching morning or afternoon walking-tour of the city’s medieval enclave. With an expert guide, travel back in time to the 6th century and visit ancient landmarks like the Cathedral of Santiago and Plaza Nueva. Admire the sacred beauty of the Church of St Anton; wander the site of the Mercado de la Ribera; and enjoy picturesque views of the port, the origin of the industrial Spanish city. Gain valuable insight into the rich history of the city and see cultural traditions first hand as you explore.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Maximize your time in Bilbao with a private guide and a sightseeing tour tailor-made for you. Explore Bilbao’s atmospheric Old Town and Ensanche neighborhood, browse the stalls at the La Ribera market, and marvel at architectural wonders such as the Guggenheim Museum, San Mames Stadium, and Bilbao Cathedral. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
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Pintxo and Tapas tour with local Food Expert

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The only Food and photography expert-led PINTXO TOUR in Bilbao. Join me for a walking, photographing, eating & drinking experience you'll never forget! We'll visit 5 different bars for a glass & a pintxo (sophisticated Basque tapa) at each one. It's a full meal & exactly what the locals like to do. You'll BE A LOCAL with me! Along the route, I'll show you the sites & tell you about the history & culture of the Basque Country, we will visit the RIBERA MARKET but my focus is definitely on FOOD & DRINK. My route & the menu changes daily, but we'll do a mix from the traditional to the modern. Expect to eat anchovies, octopus, bacalao in pil-pil sauce, squid, foie gras, local cheese... and ending of course, with a traditional dessert. Thirsty? I'm great at pairing the perfect pour with the perfect plate, from local ciders to white wine (txakoli), young & aged Tempranillo​ from La Rioja, beer & beyond maybe we'll dip into some vermouth too? Or want to try our local drink Kalimotxo?
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Bilbao walking guided historical&cultural small group tour

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Meet Bilbao's most interesting spots by walking across its historic area! Join our local guides and do not miss any of the secrets that this emblematic city hides, learning every detail of its buildings and its people. Departing from the border of Old Town and Downtown you will be taken through the serpentine Old Town streets, going through the seven genuine streets and the churches of San Anton and Santiago, without missing the market of La Ribera. Later on you will be shown the expansion of the city during the 19th century with the influence of the industralisation and the development of banking, and finally the last modernisation of the city with the building of the river bank walks, the White Bridge (Zubizuri) and the Guggenheim museum.
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  • 2 hours
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Private 5 day experience in San Sebastian. Private tours & Bilbao and Transfers

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