Basque architect Manuel de Echave designed the elegant church, while Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida created the Cross of Peace sculpture that graces its façade. Light streams through numerous remarkable stained-glass windows dappling the interior with intense colors. Another main draw is the palatial 33-feet (10-meter) -high organ, one of the largest in Europe, with over 9,500 pipes.
Buen Pastor figures prominently in most private and small group walking tours that incorporate the city’s most important and romantic places. Enjoy coastal views from María Cristina Bridge, stroll along Concha Beach, and visit the Basilica of Saint Mary. Finish the day at a classic bar in old town, sampling traditional Basque pintxos and drinks. If you are in Bilbao, take a day-trip to San Sebastián.