Information about Portugalete


Portugalete is located in the metropolitan area of Bilbao and on the Northern Way. Specifically, it is located on the left bank of the estuary, practically at the mouth of the Nervión on the Bay of Biscay.

A little history

As is to be expected, its origin and foundation are closely related to the development of the Bilbao enclave. Portugalete was foundedby María Díaz de Haro. It should be noted that the House of Haro was a noble family of the kingdom of Castile that held the title of Lordship of Vizcaya from the 10th to the 14th century.


What to see and do in Portugalete

Bizkaia Bridge

Also known as the Portugalete suspension bridge, it is a ferry bridge that was built in the 19th century to join the two banks of the estuary. It represents a very good example of iron architecture and for this reason, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2006.

Bizkaia - Portugalete Bridge