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Puente Colgante

Barria 3 Bajo | Bilbao, 48930, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
Traveler Description: It is "Puente de Vizcaya" or "Vizcaya Bridge", a UNESCO world heritage site. Please see http://whc.unesco... You can go there from Bilbao by train. more »
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We didnt have much time an parking in that area can take edges so we left the car in a parking next to the bridge (not expensive). Elevator!! Take the elevator and go walking over!! It was great, but also very hot. Better to visit when it is not so sunny.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We parked near the bridge (reasonable tariff) and travelled over to getxo just for the trip but found that getxo has a nice prom and small beach so we stopped for a swim and relax before walking back over the top of the bridge, yikes, for a spectacular view. We went up into town just to use the outdoor escalators... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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425 reviews 425 reviews
181 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Due to short time, I was not planning to visit this bridge during the couple of days I spent working in Bilbao. However, when coming back from Guggenheim museum, the taxi driver was so proudly talking about it that convinced me to stop to see the Vizcaya Bridge. Actually it was nice to have stopped there. The bridge is a... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This unique bridge is built 1891. It is 160 metres long, 45 metres high. It is world's oldest transporter bridge and can transport six cars in 1,5 minutes. It connects Portugalete and Las Arenas (Getxo) cross the river. It is quite frightening experience to take a lift and walk on the bridge's upper platform above the Nervión rive from Portugalete... More

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Kilcoole, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed in a hotel overlooking the bridge and were so intrigued....what a great day trip to walk over the bridge, be a car passenger or just a passenger. €0.35 to be a passenger (not sure for cars) and €7 to walk it. Have information on the history there too if you're interested... And the walk to Getxo is lovely!... More

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Bury, Lancs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

From Bilbao take the Metro to Portugalete to see this late 19th century mechanical wonder. Just 40 cents per pedestrian to make a surprisingly smooth and swift crossing in the suspended gondola. For braver souls it is possible to ascend by lift and walk across the top of the bridge but not if heights are not your thing! If you... More

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

People visit Bilbao and feel that THE 'must see' attraction is the Guggenheim museum, but this must be a close second. Unfortunately, I believe that a lot of people don't bother to visit as it is about 20 minutes by Metro from the city centre. It is a functioning piece of history and impresses when you see it for the... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Perhaps I am a bit terrified of heights but I was quite happy to let my husband do the walking across on the top of this amazing bridge while I took the gondola. He took some really good photos from the walkway and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. For me the pleasure was the area where the bridge is. Both sides... More

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

We visited this bridge on a Sunday afternoon. We were a bit confused at first trying to figure out the ticket machine but you actually get the ticket for walking the top of the bridge from inside the little tourist office below it. I am not the biggest fan of heights and going up in the glass lift I did... More

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