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. Add Vasco da Gama Bridge and other attractions to your Lisbon trip itinerary using our Lisbon day trip website .
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  • I guess you can say that is one of the longest bridges in the world 18 km!!! Is a sight to see and you can see it very well from the expo
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  • Wow there's bridges and there's bridges and this one is fabulous it's stunning, bringing you in to Lisbon it's was modelled on the golden gate bridge in San Francisco and is actually longer! It looks ...  more »
  • It is the longest of the two bridges that provide access to Lisbon crossing the mouth of the Tagus and is undoubtedly a work expectacular. It is obviously preferable to not be you that leads to recreate yourself in views but in any case is a feeling through its entire length.
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  • When originally built was a bit of a folly but extended into the sail shape when the hotel added. you cannot go up unless you are staying at the hotel which is a shame, Lisbon council should have kept the top a viewing platform open to the public, and even chargeable, would have been a good source of income and employment. Didnt stay here so couldn't tell you for sure but I imagine it is spectacular over the estuary and bridge
  • Beautiful to see, also for the environment. It is reachable also via tele cabin. Absolutely recommended. If you can also stay in the hotel inside, it is even better...The bridge, vety close, is amazing.
  • Could not go up but it's beautiful skyscraper (or so) for lisbon.
  • It has a beautiful view and you can take care fantastic pictures But the tower is an hotel and you can't go there freely.
  • Great views

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