Bilbao Cathedral

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Santiago Cathedral
Portal of the Cathedral of Bilbao.jpg
Main portal of the Cathedral, in Gothic revival style
AffiliationRoman Catholic
DistrictCasco Viejo
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
Year consecrated12th or 13th century
LocationSpain Bilbao, Spain
Architectural typeCathedral
Architectural styleGothic and Gothic Revival
Direction of façadeWest

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]

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  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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