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Puente Bizkaia

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Address: C/ Barria, N 3 - Bajo 48.930 | Bilbao, 48930, Spain
Phone Number: 94 480 10 12
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We visited in May. From the cruise port it is a 35 to 40 minute walk to the bridge, past the marinas and many architecturally interesting mansions. There is a Tourist... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We visited in May. From the cruise port it is a 35 to 40 minute walk to the bridge, past the marinas and many architecturally interesting mansions. There is a Tourist Information Kiosk close to the bridge (it opened at 11 o’clock on the Wednesday that we were there). The ticket machine at the bridge has no instructions in English.... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stopped off at this port whilst on a cruise on a Sunday morning . We walked into town from the cruise terminal about 20 mins and came across this magnificent bridge .Firstly we went across on the traffic gondola to the other side and had a snack and drink and on the way back we came across the bridge... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I was not sure about the visit when the Informaction tourist officer give me this piece of advice. I thank her! This red metallic Bridge it's a masterpiece. Declared UNESCO Heritage Site.Built in 1893 by the Architect Alberto de Palacio, it is the oldest river crossing bridge. A sort of "shuttle" is hanging on transporting cars, bikes and people from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The charge for walking across the top level is a bit steep at 7 euros, but, wow, it is just incredible up there. We spent ages walking back and forth, snapping photos. Really fantastic views. And it is so cool when the car is moving, you can feel it, hear it, see it, thrilling. Do it. The cost includes a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A pleasant surprise and a way of getting from one side of a river to the other in a way you won't have seen before. The bridge represents the areas industrial past & heritage. On the east side it is complimented by a small well presented garden area with cafe. There has been a lot of investment in this stretch... More 

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Porec, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is the first suspension bridge in the world, or pendent ferry, becouse people and vehicles entering in the cabin, which is pendent on the cables transferred to the other side of the river. It is posible to cross the bridge on the walk, using elevator, but cost 7€. Using the cabin cost only 35 cents pro person..

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great value - cross a world heritage designation bridge for less than a Euro or walk over the high gantry via the lift for seven euro. See the old town at portugalete then stroll over to the beach at Getcho. A day that will be remembered for a long time.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This transporter bridge is of historical interest and well worth a trip across the river. it's only 35cents and if you engage with local people they are very proud to tell you all about it .We weren't sure how to buy the ticket from the machine and about five people offered to help us. I can't think of many large... More 

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Bilbao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This century old bridge is always fun to watch and travel on (by foot, bicycle or car). You will have to travel far to find one like it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited here previously a few years ago and were here again in September with friends so we visited the bridge again. The view from the top alone is a good reason to go. We hadn't realised on our last visit that your ticket also entitles you to a free return trip in the gondola across the river. We decided... More 

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