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Begoña Basilica

  • Basilica of Begoña. Bilbao © Turespaña

    Basilica of Begoña. Bilbao © Turespaña





Siglo XVI


Virgen de Begoña 38
48006 Bilbao
Vizcaya - Bizkaia, Basque Country
Vizcaya - Bizkaia

It is built on the site of an old shrine where, legend has it, the Virgin Mary appeared at the beginning of the 16th century.

Bilbao residents have great devotion to the Virgin of this church, "La Amatxo". Work on this beautiful Gothic building began in 1519. The façade is in Renaissance style and has a large triumphal arch. Inside, special mention should be made of the Neo-Classical Main Altarpiece, where you can see the Camarín de la Virgen (Virgin's chamber). Its large, open belfry dates from the beginning of the 20th century.

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Paul Gauguin. “Washerwomen in Arles (Laveuses à Arles)”, 1888. Oil on canvas. 74 x 92 cm. (Art Room). © Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

Oct 6, 2018 to Jan 6, 2020


Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts - Bilbao
ABC. The alphabet at the Bilbao Museum

Giorgio Morandi, “Still life (Natura morta)”, 1949. Oil on canvas, 30 x 45 cm. Nahmad Collection © Giorgio Morandi, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2019

Apr 12, 2019 to Oct 6, 2019


Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao - Bilbao
Exhibition. A Backward Glance: Giorgio Morandi and the Old Masters

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May 29, 2019 to Oct 20, 2019


Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts - Bilbao
Zuloaga 1870-1945

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Oct 25, 2019 to Feb 16, 2020


Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao - Bilbao
Masterpieces from the collection of the Kunsthalle Bremen: from Delacroix to Beckmann

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