The nickname of Basilica of Begona is "La Salve," or "salute," because the steeple was the first thing sailors on the Nervión River saw when returning from sea. The basilica is open to the public until early evening, with the exception of the siesta hours in the late afternoon. This holy place is particularly festive during the major religious festivals on the 15th of August and the 11th of October, when locals and visitors make pilgrimages and attend midnight mass. To visit Basilica of Begona and get the most from your holiday in Bilbao, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bilbao tour itinerary planner .
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Basilica of Begona Reviews
Un paseo agradable subiendo las escaleras hasta llegar a la basílica. Tiene un enclave que la hace mas encantadora. more »A pleasant walk up the stairs until you reach the basilica. It has an enclave that makes it more charming.
Espectacular, muy bonita, es una Iglesia llena de arte. Merece la pena la visita y como no la oración. more »Spectacular, very beautiful, it is a Church full of art. It is worth the visit and of not the prayer.
A beautiful church where you can meet people that are making the Camino De Santiago
Stunning place, definitely worth a visit. Lots of steps to get to it but worthwhile.
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