Sopela

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The famous bridge, popularly known as the Hanging Bridge , joins the municipalities of Getxo and Portugalete, at the mouth of the Ibaizabal River.

The bridge was designed by Alberto Palacio y Elissage, in 1893, being the first with a suspension ferry. Today it has a basket that was inaugurated in 1998 and that is used for the transport of pedestrians and vehicles.

From the upper walkway, 50 meters high, you can enjoy panoramic views.
An unbeatable perspective is achieved by crossing from one side of the estuary to the other, by boat.

In 2007 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the category of Industrial Heritage, given its symbolic character for both Bizkaia and Euskal Herria.

Data of interest

Address : Barrio, 3 – Bajo. 48930. Getxo.
Telephone : +34 944 801 012
E-mail : promotion@puente-congalte.com
Web : https://www.hanging-bridge.com

Schedule

Ordinary service: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Extended service: 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Special service: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

You can cross as a pedestrian or by vehicle.

Visit the Hanging Bridge from Sopela

By subway . 21 minutes every 15 minutes.
Take the metro at any of the two stops in Sopela (Sopela and Larrabasterra), getting off at the Areeta station in Getxo. The journey takes approximately 11 minutes.
From the Areeta station to the Hanging Bridge there are 870 m. (10 minutes walk)

By bus , 23 minutes every hour.
Take the Bizkaibus line A3451 at the Eliza/Iglesia stop, in Sopela, to the Bizkaia Zubia / Puente Bizkaia stop, in Getxo.
From the stop to the Hanging Bridge there are 170 m. (2 minutes walk).

By own car or by taxi . 9 minutes for a distance of 9 km.

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