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Vasco da Gama Bridge, Lisbon

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Stretching across the Tagus River, Vasco da Gama Bridge represents the longest bridge in Europe. Armando Rito designed this cable-style bridge to relieve traffic in Lisbon and transport visitors from other parts of Europe to Expo 98, which was held in Parque das Nacoes. Construction began in 1995 on the bridge--which is 17km (11 mi) long, much of which is above water, and contains six road lanes--and was completed by 1998. Drive across this bridge, named for famed explorer Vasco da Gama, or view its massive size from a park bench on either side of the river. To visit Vasco da Gama Bridge and get the most from your holiday in Lisbon, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.
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Check into one of Lisbon's grand city center hotels to position yourself well to explore the central historical districts on foot. To avoid the potentially high prices of some of the Old Town's central upscale hotels, try staying in a hostel instead. While some hostels have an upper age limit for their guests, they're affordable and oftentimes offer access to attractions on par with or better than bigger hotels. In the upper town, opt for one of the family-run bed and breakfasts, which provide affordable rooms and, as the name would suggest, include a meal as well.
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  • Quite a journey over this engineering marvel which is soooo long. Worth taking a drive to enjoy the water views and easy to get to as it is very close to the airport.  more »
  • Its a picturesque bridge that adds to the Lisbon skyline. No need to visit it specially, you will definitely pass it many times while commuting around the city  more »
  • Cross over just for the view alone and appreciate what it took to build this bridge. Not a lot to see on the other side.  more »
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  • Comfortable place to walk around while shopping. Nice view from the top floor restaurants. Close to the riverside.
  • Many shops. Late hours closing. A good place to hang around
  • The food court has an amazing terrace where you can spend good time with nice view and can easily go outside for a walk by the river. There are nice shops and a big supermarket.
  • Wonderful area. Great if you have a guide to explain the history and answer questions.
  • This is my preferred shopping center in Lisbon. Besides the different stores it has a wonderful terrace where you can enjoy your meal or drink.