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Vizcaya Bridge

C/ Barria, N 3 - Bajo 48.930 | Bilbao, 48930 Getxo, Spain
+34 944 80 10 12
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
C/ Barria, N 3 - Bajo 48.930 | Bilbao, 48930 Getxo, Spain
+34 944 80 10 12
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Reviewed yesterday

So yeah, it's a bridge - but what a bridge! It's truly iconic, marvelously constructed and beautiful. If you're not afraid of heights, paying the 8 euros to go up to the top is totally worth it - you'll be rewarded with beautiful views and...More

Thank Beatrix T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed my visit I first took the walk across the top of this magnificant bridge and learnt all about its history. This really is a must to see. I then took my vehicle across the bridge to experience that side of it. If you...More

Thank Yorkie1948
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the few hanging boat bridges in the World still working. UNESCO World heritage. 45 meters high and 160 meters long. 8 € entrance to walk on the top cheaper on the "boat"

Thank Centh L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place with fantastic view, but the real shocking fact is, that this wonderful construction was built in 1893 and it is continuous use since then. Go upstairs and enjoy panorama and also the technical perfection of this 120+ years bridge. From above you can...More

Thank gszekely
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had to go and see this bridge because there's very few of its type still in existence anywhere. Now having been and crossed it (via the suspended cabin) I would say that it surely ranks alongside the Forth (railway) Bridge & Brooklyn Bridge...More

Thank observer2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk at 51 metres high on top of this transporter structure, but you can also go by the carry-on ferry that brings vehicles and pedestrians accros the river mouth north of Bilbao. As this structure is the first of its kind, it is...More

1  Thank Ortwin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the metro from Abando to Portugalete and it was a short walk from there. Kept seeing glimpses of the bridge as we walked towards it but it is amazing when you see it in full spanning the wide river. One of the lifts...More

Thank Horologist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was lovely to discover this transporter bridge ... one of only 12 or 13 in the world. Carries passengers and cars.

Thank Avocettoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came out of the Metro at Portugalete and walked down to the river, and caught a glimpse of the towers above the apartment rooflines. Reaching the river and seeing the whole structure was amazing. Well worth a visit and it is easy to get...More

Thank Wagaitwag
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The 125-year old bridge straddles the Nervion River and connects Portugalete and Las Arenas (Getxo). Also called Puente Colgante that translates to ‘suspension bridge’, it is actually a transporter bridge. With a large hanging gondola-style cable car, this 19th Century metal structure was groundbreaking at...More

2  Thank DP49
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