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THE BASQUE COUNTRY

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BILBAO

A few feet from the beach

It was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2006. Portugalete is on the left, with Las Arenas (Getxo) on the right. Don't miss the experience of crossing by the upper platform: it provides marvellous views of the mouth.

Since the metro was inaugurated, Bilbao can proudly say it has beaches. The majority are on the right bank. There is a good choice from calm waters for the whole family to beaches where surfers gather to enjoy the special waves: Ereaga, Arrigunaga, Arrietara, Barinatxe... all the way to Plentzia, a beautiful seafarers' village from where it is a short walk to the mouth. The sight of the little fishing boats that the local people use to catch "txipiron" (squid) drawn up on the banks is absolutely charming.

t is an authentic icon with its four 61 metre-high iron towers joined by the 160 metres of the walkway. People and cars are carried across the river in the gondola suspended from the rails of the upper platform.

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Opened in 1893, the Bizkaia Bridge was the first shuttle bridge in the world to be designed and built as a metal structure. It was designed by Alberto Palacio y Elissague, who also had a part in another well-known work of the times, the Crystal Palace in Madrid's Retiro Park.

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Basque Country Tourist Brochure  

In the Basque Country, despite its small size, a huge variety of surprises await you. You can find out more about them in this brochure In a...

Basque Country Tourist Brochure  

In the Basque Country, despite its small size, a huge variety of surprises await you. You can find out more about them in this brochure In a...