The Basilica of Santiago Cathedral in Bilbao (Vizcaya, Basque Country, Spain) is the Catholic church since 1949 houses the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bilbao. It was built between the last quarter of the fourteenth century and early XVI style Gothic, although its facade and tower are the result of a deep rush reconstruction in XIX century in style Gothic. The Cathedral is named after the patron of Bilbao, the St. James the Greater, in connection with the passage of a coastal city branch of the Camino de Santiago. It is the most monumental Gothic church of Biscay and also serves as a parish. In 1819 he attained the rank of Minor Basilica, the first church he obtained this title in the Basque Country.