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Address: Plazuela San Nicolas, 1, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
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Small yet beautiful church on the edge of the old town

Attempted to visit several churches only to find that sadly they were all locked shut. So delighted that we could return to this beautiful church on the edge of the old town on a... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The church built in honor of the patron saint of sailors in 1743 ads some charm to the hustle of the El Arenal area. The inside is not as big as the outside suggests but there are many fine side alters. Easily accessible via public transport or by a lovely walk through the old town.

Thank GeorgeO1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This saint from Bari, Italy, is the Dutch Sinterklaas, comparable to Santa. It is a nice church and we found it the nicest.

Thank Judith N
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Attempted to visit several churches only to find that sadly they were all locked shut. So delighted that we could return to this beautiful church on the edge of the old town on a feast day.

Thank busbybee33
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621 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Many pass and take photos of this small church. It is nothing special however it does have that appealing architecture from outside and is great to take photos with family. It is in the D part of time and many bus stops near by.

Thank ray r
Royal Oak, Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A bit overtired from trying to see everything this church and the park gave a great break from sightseeing, both places are lovely and just a few steps over the bridge to more shopping.

Thank Mary M
Brussels, Belgium
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422 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This church is located on the way to Casco Viejo, after crossing the bridge. There is a nice park in front of it. It is a small and nice church, but not extraordinary. However, as we are in the area anyway, I did not want to miss the opportunity of going inside this church. I love churches, so it it... More 

Thank Exelcis
Paphos, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

A rather common looking church in a nice location. Again, you can see all of the churches during a stroll through Casco Viejo.

Thank nra4c
Leicester - UK
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278 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

At the very north approach to the Old Town sits the church of St Nicolas. This is a fine Baroque church, small, but well worth a visit as it contains excellent selection of statues, icons and carvings. Opening times are limitet, normally 10:30am – 1pm and again 5 – 8pm. Entrance is free but an offering for upkeep is always... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,126 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This falls in the category of ;if you have seen one, you have seen them all' or ;nine out of ten' boring churches. Do not waste your time.

Thank ZenHealer7
Long Island, New York
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148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

This is a wonderful Rococo church dating from 1743. We were very impressed with the beauty of this church. The quality of the craftsmanship is outstanding. Amazing details, furnishings, paintings and sculptures.

Thank maryjoe0777

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