Bizkaia Bridge

The bridge was designed by Alberto de Palacio with collaboration from Ferdinand Arnodin and officially opened on 28 July, 1893.
In 1902, to mark the visit by the king and queen of Spain to Bizkaia, the bridge was fitted with electric lighting.

The deck was destroyed by the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War and rebuilt in 1941. In 1998, the fifth in a line of gondolas came into service and in 1999 a footbridge was added across the top span to allow the public to admire the structure from above. Both of these alterations carefully respected the outlines of this extraordinary work of engineering. Since 1893, approximately 650 million people have crossed the river in the gondola and it has travelled a distance equivalent to 31 times the circumference of the Earth. On 13 July, 2006 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A 160-metre walk, 50 metres up, will make your visit unforgettable.

Bizkaia Bridge

General Details

Address: Calle Barria nº 3, bajo. 48930. LAS ARENAS
Tel.: 944 80 10 12


Low Season (November - March)

Mondays, Sundays and public holidays:
10 am - 7 pm

High season (April - October)

Monday to Thursday and Sunday:
10 am - 8 pm
Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays: 10 am - 9 pm

July and August (pending confirmation)

Complementary Services

Gift shop
Areas for hire for functions


General: €7
General with audioguide: €9
Reduced: €5.60 (over-65s, children aged 5 - 16, groups of 20 or more
Free: children under 5
Discounts: Large families, Bilbao Bizkaia Card, Basque Coast museum network and Getxo Pass.
All tickets for the footbridge include 1 trip on the gondola.

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