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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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Highly recommended visit. Quite spectacular

The Vizcaya Bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and deservedly so. A gondola that is attached to a huge bridge crosses the river Nervión all day. It takes 6 cars, and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Waldo S
Leuven, Belgium

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Leuven, Belgium
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136 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Vizcaya Bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and deservedly so. A gondola that is attached to a huge bridge crosses the river Nervión all day. It takes 6 cars, and I lined up with my bike and some motorcycles between the 2 lines of cars. At the sides, there are (covered) areas for foot passengers. The gondola is... More 

Thank Waldo S
Moissac, France
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This bridge is one of only five in the world. It is the oldest bridge of its type and the only UNESCO World Heritage site in the Basque area of Spain. It is not so much a bridge as a transporter which carries six cars and numerous foot passengers on a gondola, two or three metres above the river suspended... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Didn't expect to see this.Quite fascinating to watch and to see how busy it was being used, shame we didn't have time to cross over with it.

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Gijon, Spain
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth going to see. We didn't cross it but will do after reading these reviews. We also explored the area surrounding the bridge and found it interesting and steeped in traditional Basque culture

1 Thank AWValencia
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I took elevator up to the bridge and then walked across the bridge. I also saw people taking boat shuttle across the river. With Bilbao card, you can do both. It was interesting walking across the oldest suspended bridge. I also enjoyed leisurely stroll from one city to next crossing the bridge.

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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This type of bridges are rare, there are only a few left. So if possible try to visit it. It is a very special way of transport.

1 Thank lexvv
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109 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Although the Viscaya Bridge is not in the centre of Bilbao, it is worth taking the bus and get of to take a 'ride' over the river. It really feels like an attraction, when you are standing on the deck and this is moving from one side to the other through the air!

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Worth an hour or so to get the breathtaking views across Bilbao with huge ships passing underneath. Some interesting history of the placards on the walkway. 7 euros to go up the lift, cross the walkway, and come back on the gondola. Well worth it.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It2s amazing to see the Vizcaya Bridge. First of all it was built in 1893 and still working. In the first instance you can abstain to get on but than you forget this feeling. I was surprised when I saw the shuttle carry cars. Vizcaya Bridge one of the "must see" place in Bilbao.

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London, Canada
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Took the subway to Portugalete to see the bridge and found a lovely town in the midst of a traditional celebration - folk singers and an open air market.

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