Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto

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Traverse the iconic Ponte de Dom Luis I along its pedestrian pathway for beautiful views of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. When it was completed in 1886, this 172 m (564 ft) bridge was the longest of its kind in the world. Now the two-hinged, double-deck, arched steel bridge is beloved for the spectacular vantage points it offers. The bridge is comprised of a lower section for cars and an upper section for a light rail and pedestrians. If you walk across the bridge, you can take photos from the high above the Douro River. See Ponte de Dom Luis I and all Porto has to offer by arranging your trip with our Porto travel route planning app .
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  • We walked it both during the night and during the day. Beautiful views over Porto. We loved it very much.  more »
  • Stunning views of the banks of the Douro River. Accessible on foot from the centre. See it also by boat and cable car.
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  • We made a visit to Porto i Gaia. All very clean, very friendly people, good food and amazing wines. That's great. The municipal market that offers great food and drinks, the impressive Luis I Bridge. Recommended.
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  • Possibility my favourite bridge in the world! This beautiful landmark is a must visit in Porto. The bridge had a upper level, lower level and a tram that crosses it. The best way to experience it is walking across the upper level. It is safe for children. I love that you can see both sides of the Douro river.
  • truly stunning structure. Every glimpse of that bridge is magnificent. It is very rare occasion where you can walk both on top of the bridge and lower deck. It is also a great opportunity to take some spectacular photos. Highly recommend.
  • Bit crowded the bridge but lovely. Go from Porto over the lower bridge and sample the bars and restaurants on the other side. Cheaper and more relaxed. As a treat... get the river taxi back. Kids love it. If you want to go on the higher bridge...walk up the steps to the left of the lower bridge, when you get near the top take 2 lefts, this brings you onto the top bridge. There is a park there with great views. To go back down to the lower bridge, follow the wall on the right where you will see a gap, go down some steps, take a right and walk down hill on the cobbles. This brings you back to the lower bridge.
  • What a beauty. You cannot miss this in Porto. You can walk across the lower or upper levels. Watch the local youth jump from the lower level into the river, on a fine day!
  • What an impressive piece of architecture! Love to look at it from several points of view and love to walk across the river on it on two different levels. Great experience!
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