Bilbao and the Basque Country Sights

Puente de la Ribera

  • Bridge/Tunnel

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

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, Basque Country, 48005, Spain

Published 08/18/2015


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