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. Add Vizcaya Bridge to your Getxo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Getxo driving holiday tool.
Vizcaya Bridge reviews
We took the metro from the city to Areeta station and took the the Gondola over to Portugalete. It is a 35 minute ride on the metro from the city to Areeta and then another 7 minute walk from the... more »
Bilbao, which survived the destruction of several civil wars of the XIX-XX, doesn`t have UNESCO sites. However, the UNESCO World heritage site is located in greater Bilbao. In Portugalete or in... more »
If you go up the bridge to walk it is only to walk across the top of the bridge and back then down the same lift. If you want to cross the river, get tickets to cross on the gondola. You can have an audio guide but there are plenty of plaques along the bridge itself. No running as this can affect the bridge... Very nice views out to sea and Getxo and back towards Bilbao old town.
Ravishing view and made convenient for tourists and the locals as well. We crossed the bridge with around 0.45 or 0.50 euros but nothing that interesting either. If you're visiting this place, a one time visit is recommended just because of the view. Also, it's close to a beach also which acts as a good get away in the summers.
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