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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  • The start of the Lisbon half marathon is on this bridge. It gave us a beautiful view on the river and the city of Lisbon. The upper deck is for cars and the lower deck is for the trains but this day t...  more »
  • Very imposing structure worth a view.Drove under it during my bus tour today.You'd have to have a head for heights to use it though.  more »
  • A beautiful work, I had no idea that the waters that pass through downtown would be sweet! Except that we had to wait around and hope that 1:00 the fog that covered spent and we could make records. but amazing your size
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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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