Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2006
Size of heritage: 0.86 ha
- Buffer zone: 12 ha
Vizcaya Bridge straddles the mouth of the Ibaizabal estuary, west of Bilbao. It was designed by the Basque architect Alberto de Palacio and completed in 1893. The 45-m-high bridge with its span of 160 m, merges 19th-century ironworking traditions with the then new lightweight technology of twisted steel ropes. It was the first bridge in the world to carry people and traffic on a high suspended gondola and was used as a model for many similar bridges in Europe, Africa and the America only a few of which survive. With its innovative use of lightweight twisted steel cables, it is regarded as one of the outstanding architectural iron constructions of the Industrial Revolution.
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Hotels and places to stay
NH La Avanzada
Hotel Puerta de Bilbao
Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center
URH Palacio de Oriol
HOTEL SERCOTEL NAVAL
Gran Hotel Puente Colgante
Petit Palace Tamarises
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Medium airport - 4 mi (7 km) Vitoria/Foronda Airport
Medium airport - 33 mi (54 km) Santander Airport
Medium airport - 43 mi (69 km) San Sebastian Airport
Medium airport - 60 mi (97 km) Logroño-Agoncillo Airport
Small airport - 68 mi (110 km) Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport
Medium airport - 74 mi (120 km) Burgos Airport
Medium airport - 74 mi (120 km) Pamplona Airport
Medium airport - 78 mi (125 km) Bordeaux-Mérignac (BA 106) Airport
Large airport - 153 mi (247 km) Madrid Barajas International Airport
Large airport - 198 mi (319 km) Tours-Val-de-Loire Airport
Large airport - 336 mi (541 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- San Julian de Muskiz
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Erandio Goikoa - La Campa, Erandio
- Errekatxo / El Regato
- Escontrilla Alta
- Santa Ana
- Santa Maria