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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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367 reviews 367 reviews
157 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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7 attraction reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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34 helpful votes 34 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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Barcelona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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