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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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The Vizcaya Bridge (Puente de Vizcaya in Spanish), is a transporter bridge that links the towns of Portugalete and Las Arenas in the Biscay province of Spain, crossing the mouth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Fernando D
Bilbao, España

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Bilbao, España
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Vizcaya Bridge (Puente de Vizcaya in Spanish), is a transporter bridge that links the towns of Portugalete and Las Arenas in the Biscay province of Spain, crossing the mouth of the Nervion River. Usually called, el Puente Colgante, this hanging bridge was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The views on the top are awesome and it is... More 

Thank Fernando D
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this novel but stunning bridge today and caught an elevator to the top. The views were outstanding and we enjoyed the panorama and the informative infobytes placed strategically across the structure in multiple languages. The bridge is World Heritage listed and great for anyone who loves history, bridges or engineering feats.

Thank LuckyTravelerRonaldo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If on a cruise was we were, the cruise dock is a very pleasant walk, around the harbour, passing a number of beautiful mansions. We were in the city and took the metro to Areeta station, then it's a short walk to the bridge. It was drizzle on our visit, but just stopped to get a good view of the... More 

Thank cheshireguy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Che «Puente Colgante» in Las Arenas is about a 1/2 hour subway ride from Bilbao. It is a one of a kind experience in the heart of the Basque country. The town of Las Arenas is part of a bigger municipality called "Getxo" (pronounced Gecho). The bridge has a very long history. I believe it played a big role during... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

It's very impressive. When you walked on the bridge, jus like you back to the history. I took lots of pics on the bridge. If you were there, you won't miss it.

Thank Da-yu H
Ebeltoft, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Most impressing. Take the steps up or cross with the "bus". Bridge is a must see in bilbao area. Metro stops close by og take bus 3411 to/from bilbao.

Thank Lars Christine R
Datchet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Easy to reach from central Bilboa on the Metro (Areeta is easier than Portugalette), and free if you have a Bilbao Bizkaia card. This for me was one of the highlights of the trip. The views from the top of the bridge were great and the plaques explaining about the bridge were very well done - informative without overdoing it... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a day trip, got great advice from tourist information. Train to Potugalete, stroll with the bridge in front of you, great lunch in the town ( venture in don't stop at the first places you come too) then a crossing for 40 cents. Great walk up to Getxo and a metro back to Bilbao from there. Great day... More 

Thank Stephen D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

So, you can visit the top part of the bridge and enjoy the view and read the story of the bridge. The same ticket will also allow you to make a one way trip on the transporter! Very different from anything I've ever seen! Worth the while if you're looking for something different and great views. However the surrounding area... More 

Thank Inês M
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

It is located very near Bilbao. It is the world's oldest transporter bridge and was built in 1893, designed by Alberto Palacio, one of Gustave Eiffel's disciples. The Vizcaya Bridge was declared a World Heritage by UNESCO. They considered the bridge to be a perfect combination of beauty and functionality. It was the first to use a combination of iron... More 

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