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Bilbao and the Basque Country Sights

Puente de la Ribera

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Updated 03/12/2014

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This footbridge just downriver from the prow of the Mercado de la Ribera was traditionally known as the Puente del Perro Chico (now the name of an excellent restaurant at the far end of the bridge) for the coin once charged as a toll for crossing. The real (royal) or 25 céntimo piece, known as a perro chico (little dog), was a fourth of a peseta, known as a perra (female dog). Until Calatrava's Zubi-Zuri was built, this was the only pedestrian

bridge of Bilbao's nine river crossings. The bridge is officially named the Puente-Pasarela Conde Mirasol for the street it leads into.

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Bilbao, Vizcaya, 48005, Spain

Updated 03/12/2014


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