Church of San Nicolás

Bilbao, Spain

The church of San Nicolás de Bari enjoys a privileged location in the centre of Bilbao. This lovely church was designed by the Basque architect Ignacio Ibero, and was built between 1743 and 1756. The church is in mid-Baroque style with an octagonal floor plan. Inside you can see some excellent altarpieces and sculptures, also Baroque, by artist Juan de Mena.

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Founded: 1743-1756
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Van Zee (5 months ago)
Cool ancient church for protection of fishermen.
Maeve Richardson (5 months ago)
Definitely worth popping into, very beautiful church that is striking compared to many other European churches. Definitely recommend having your phone on hand for translations as there is only information in Spanish and Basque.
Ana Nikolic (2 years ago)
Very beautiful in its simplicity vs some of chuches I saw on this trip
Gaberscek Dizajn (2 years ago)
It doesn't look like much outside, but inside everything is the opposite. I found it interesting how they dressed Maria.
Stuart McCleane (3 years ago)
Interesting church with an octagonal ceiling that is located next to the river in the old town part of Bilbao. You can go in and visit this church without payment and enjoy its alter piece and carvings.
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