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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ponte de Dom Luis I and many more Porto attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Porto trip builder.
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  • This bridge carries the Metro Line D across to the south side of the river Douro. You can walk across and admire the stunning views and then take the Funicular down to the bottom 
  • Beautiful piece of architecture from where you have beautiful view of Porto. Can be crossed by feet on the upper and loser part. 
  • Old bridge by Gustave Eiffel. We can cross it on foot on the bridge low or high, very nice view of Porto
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  • A multi use double decker bridge designed by the same engineer as for the Eiffel Tower. Best to walk on both the top and bottom decks for the views of the River Douro. Also give a € to the teens that collect money to watch them jump into the water for a quick dip!
  • One of the must sees when you're in Porto, really iconic. There are a ton of restaurants and cafes that you can stop at for a great view of the bridge. Come by again at night as well to see it lit up.
  • One big attraction from the history of Portugal.and Porto.. built in 18th century , longest in the world there then nowadays only the two columns are left to tell about the golden days ... The two arch bridge was later built by students of Gustave Eiffel . Every tourist cones here for its natural beauty.. Douro river.. churches and castles around ...sitting in bar near one can spend hours admiring looking around
  • One of the symbolic attractions in Porto with possibilities to walk on the top or at the bottom. The bottom part can be a little crowded due to the narrow sidewalks and tourist stopping to look at some boys jumping for money on the Gaia side. If you don't want to walk you can also take the metro over the bridge and look at the view.
  • A mais bonita ponte do país