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Begoña Basilica

  • Basilica of Begoña. Bilbao © Turespaña

    Basilica of Begoña. Bilbao © Turespaña

  

Category

Basilica

Date

Siglo XVI

Style

Gothic
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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8:00 AM to 1:30 PM

5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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Detail from: Vincent van Gogh, ‘Montagnes à Saint-Rémy (Mountains at Saint-Remy)’, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, July 1889. Oil on canvas, 72.8 x 92 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Thannhauser Collection, donation, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.24 © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Nueva York (SRGF)

Sep 21, 2018 to Mar 24, 2019

Exhibition

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao - Bilbao
From Van Gogh to Picasso. The Thannhauser legacy

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 Jun 2, 2019

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

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Oct 19, 2018 to Feb 24, 2019

Exhibition

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao - Bilbao
Alberto Giacometti. Retrospective

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Oct 19, 2019

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