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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  • Monumental bridge, port and tourist spot to extend the tour to Vila Nova de Gaia passing by her.
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  • An eye-catcher. Over there ran of Vila Nova de Gaia Porto very impressive views of the Harbour and the Messenger. Up goes the Metro and pedestrian run relaxed the cars next to the Metro here, below. The landmark of Porto. A must visit for any postage.
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  • A truly impressive bridge across the Douro River. You can walk it, drive it or take the metro. It offers stunning view of Porto. If you don't have a head for heights the top deck may not be for you!  more »
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  • Very nice view on the city of Porto, from the top or the bottom. Nearby there is a nice Bar restaurant were you can sit and drink a good wine enjoying same time some good live music. Highly recommended!
  • A beautiful historic bridge right at the bank of river in Porto connecting two sides of the old town. From the top level one could get a really nice bird view of the old city and the old Wineries along the river that are in business from centuries. It could get noisy when the buses or trains are passing, and often get crowded during summer. There is big parking plaza right next to the bridge, several shops to buy souvenirs, many choices for food and ofcourse places to try wine, all within 200-300m on either side of it.
  • Historic bridge spanning River Douro. We caught tram across the top section and walked across the lower section. It links Porto with Villa da Gaia. It can be busy on lower section as buses and cars use it. Pathway is narrow. Great views up and down river from it.
  • Amazing architecture and design. Highly recommend walking across the bridge and venturing over to the Port side. It’s full of amazing history with all of Porto’s major port wineries located along the waterfront.
  • One of the best places to see. You have to sit down and eat something and drink Port next to this bridge. Unforgetable experience:) And of course the trip on top of the bridge is a must. Views are amazing. I thought it is just a bridge. Then I saw it :)
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