Bilbao and the Basque Country Sights

Puente de Vizcaya (Hanging Bridge)

  • Barria 3 Map It
  • Las Arenas
  • Bridge/Tunnel
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This has been one of Bilbao's most extraordinary sights ever since it was built in 1893. The bridge, a transporter hung from cables, ferries cars and passengers across the Nervión, uniting two distinct worlds: exclusive, bourgeois Las Arenas and Portugalete, a much older, working-class town. (Dolores Ibarruri, the famous Republican orator of the Spanish Civil War, known as La Pasionaria for her ardor, was born here.) Portugalete is a 15-minute walk from Santurce, where the quayside Hogar del Pescador serves simple fish specialties. Besugo is the traditional choice, but the grilled sardines are hard to surpass.

Sight Information

Address:

Barria 3, Bilbao, 48930, Spain

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Phone:

94-480–1012

Sight Details:

  • Pedestrians €0.35, cars €1.35 (5 am–10 pm; price increases after 10 pm); tour with audio guide €9; observation deck €7

Published 08/18/2015

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