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Bridge of Maria Cristina

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Address: Paseo de Urumea, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Excellent old bridge with many statues and decorations along it.

It really is a beautiful bridge over the Urumea river leading into the city where pedestrians and vehicles can both go over it. They were sand blasting it and cleaning it all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It really is a beautiful bridge over the Urumea river leading into the city where pedestrians and vehicles can both go over it. They were sand blasting it and cleaning it all ready to paint when we were there. The bridge is beautiful with figure heads looking out toward the ocean which seem to be guarding the bridge. It is... More 

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The thing you cross as soon you enter from the train station, its very nicely built and the architecture as soon as you see it is great.

Thank Aurobindo M
Istanbul, Turkey
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Assoon as you go up from the city bus terminal , if you reach to Donostia, first thing welcomes you is the Maria Cristina Bridge and of course wonderfull Urumea River. Understand this bridge opened in the year of 1905 after a wooden provisional bridge of 1883. Has four obelisks , one in each corner, height is 18 meters and... More 

Thank fethi d
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very attractive bridge and the most ornate in San Sebastián.it is one of a number of bridges in the city. At the entrance to the bridge on both sides there are large structures with elaborate figures on top of large columns. The main bus station is just behind one end of the bridge while the other end... More 

Thank John C
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A nice bridge which connects two parts of the pleasant city and that is about it - it can be busy some times

Thank Nordboen
Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Stood on this bridge when it was obviously high tide and with the stormy weather and high tide the waves were crashing up and over this bridge. Some crazy people standing on the railings of the bridge for photos.

Thank ExcitedTraveller1973
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The walk along the bridges towards the sea is amazing. It's quiet and beautiful. It's a bit windy but the weather was pleasant with loads of sun. Highly recommend if you're stuck at the bus station or waiting for connection. It only takes 15min walking to get to the sea.

Thank Alexasthefy
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We walked across it a few times - lots of people watching (see photos) with surfers heading to the beach & even political protestors crossing it on another day. Also stop to see the water flow to/from the estuary - interesting & on a hot day, pleasant with the nice sea breeze. Also historic Architecture to look out right beside... More 

Thank NotMolly
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

There is nothing spectacular about this bridge. There are several bridges to cross the river. I counted at least five. This one is closer to the ocean. The best part is to stand on the bridge and watch the ocean during high tide. You can see ocean water pushing the river upstream. It is a sight to watch.

Thank jawa13
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Its a bridge... its a nice bridge but just a bridge. It is about the first thing you see after arriving by bus. But that's about it.


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