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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  • 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.

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