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Vizcaya Bridge, Province of Vizcaya
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Often referred to as Vizcaya Bridge, this is the world's oldest transport bridge, built in 1893. Constructed to connect two towns on opposite banks without disrupting the traffic on the Ibaizabal River, it has successfully performed this service since its opening, with only one four-year interruption, during the Spanish Civil War. The bridge is the only Basque monument on UNESCO's World Heritage Site list, and the only industrial heritage site in Spain. Make Vizcaya Bridge part of your personalized Portugalete itinerary using our Portugalete holiday planner.
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  • World's oldest Transporter Bridge. Climb to the top in a shop at the foot of lift tickets to buy when it comes to the top. Fairly even height, views are amazing who passes on without so much, friends and almost chartered status on the day the weather often mountain and sea far 見watasete, very nice. Nervous and just truly feet of the bridge is full of gaps, dropped cell phone. From Bilbao, down the hill from portugarete station to the subway and bridge until return, return by bus from Areete station of the Getxo area of flat land on the other side is recommended.
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  • Why this title? Well because first of all I didn't know Getxo nor this bridge! Upon arrival in town was a real ball of fire! The bridge has fascinated me very much, from history to that points not too near the Eiffel Tower. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and this gives it that extra something that deserves to be seen!
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  • Suspension bridge more beautiful in the world, very well preserved and emblematic between Portugalete and Getxo. Discover the city, cross the river and walk along the sands, a luxury.
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  • Fantastic early 19th century engineering still in use today. Lovely visit for 7 euros you can ride in the gondola and take the lift to the top and walk over. Signs in English give you the history of the bridge. A world heritage site.
  • A beautiful 19 century bridge. Not to miss in a Bilbao visit. Fantastic views from the top. A witness of the Bilbao's industrial XIX&XX century glory.
  • Gran obra d'enginyeria. Visita molt interessant
  • Can really recommend seeing if you are visiting Bilbao. The view is stunning, and if you get a ticket for walking over, you also get to take the gondola back (in short you can pass it both ways). It is worth noting that the information posts along the walkway on the top seem to be ordered chronologically from the Getxo side to the Portugalete side. A good way to get here is to take the metro from Bilbao.
  • There are three ways to enjoy the view, the best one is taking the elevator that costs 7€ or 5€ with a student card, it's a total must to visit if you're at Bilbao and want to know the surround area