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: the exclusive, bourgeois 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


Barria 3, Bilbao, Basque Country, 48930, Spain

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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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