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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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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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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
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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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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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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Wonderful world heritage, I wasn't expecting such a wonderful transportation bridge 120 years old in such good shape and still working. Lots of people use it nowadays to go from one side of the Ria to the other, from Portugalete to Getxo. It is worth going from one side to the other which only costs 0,35€ each way. Going up... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We can to Bilbao for only reason to visit this world heritage. Its unique and it’s working for everyday life for local people. It’s amazing. Is was not good weather on the day thus we did not get walking the high footpath but we got in the hanging bridge few times to across river. It cost 0.35 euro for one... More

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Dollar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

I'm fairly comfortable with heights, but I'd certainly feel safer with a steel walkway rather than a wooden bolted effort. Not that I'm judging Spanish engeering. The view on a clear day is awesome especially out towards the sea. As comfortable as I am, I still made sure I stood on the metal cross sections when the runners for the... More

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is a world heritage site well worth seeing, especially if you have never seen a "hanging" bridge before. You might even see people bungee jumping from the top. Sit at the café on the corner and enjoy the spectacle or walk around the corner to the marina.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

If you like industrial herritage, this is the place to see. Take the Metro from Bilbao. It is a working transporter bridge, cars and pedestrians are ferried accros the river. Buy an ticket for €7 and take the lift to the top of the bridge, here you can walk to the other side and have a great view over harbor... More

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