Bilbao and the Basque Country Sights

Puente de Zubi-Zuri

  • Bridge/Tunnel

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Santiago Calatrava's signature span (the name means "white bridge" in Euskera) connects Campo Volantín on the right bank with El Ensanche on the left. Just a few minutes east of the Guggenheim, the playful seagull-shape bridge swoops brightly over the dark Nervión. The Plexiglas walkway suggests walking on water, though wear and tear has reduced the surface from transparent to merely translucent. The airport just west of Bilbao at Loiu, also designed by Calatrava, resembles a massive, white Concorde plane and has been dubbed La Paloma (The Dove), despite more closely resembling a snow goose poised for takeoff. Calatrava's third Vizcaya creation, the bridge at Ondarroa, completes this troika of gleaming white structures exploring the theme of flight.

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Bilbao, Basque Country, 48007, Spain

Published 08/18/2015

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