Bilbao Cathedral

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Santiago Cathedral

Main portal of the Cathedral, in Gothic revival style

Basic information
Location Spain Bilbao, Spain
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Biscay
District Casco Viejo
Year consecrated 12th or 13th century
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Architectural description
Architectural type Cathedral
Architectural style Gothic and Gothic Revival
Direction of façade West
Spire(s) 1
Materials limestone

Santiago Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral de Santiago; Basque: Donejakue Katedrala) is a Catholic cathedral in the city of Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. It was originally built as a Gothic church in the late 14th century.[1] After a fire in the 1500s it was rebuilt. It was officially given the status of a cathedral in 1950.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rick Steves, Spain 2009 (Berkeley, CA: Avalon Travel, 2008), p. 156
  2. Andy Symington, Northern Spain Footprint Handbook (Bath, UK: Footprint, 2014), p. 79

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