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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  • Opened in 1886, the Dom Luis I Bridge is an impressive metal arch bridge which connects the city center with Vila Nova de Gaia. It has two levels, both of them are accessable to pedestrians... 
    Opened in 1886, the Dom Luis I Bridge is an impressive metal arch bridge which connects the city center with Vila Nova de Gaia. It has two levels, both of them are accessable to pedestrians...  more »
  • Close to the best view of Porto, great to walk across with the Tram to Gaia, then catch the ropeway down to the waterfront, then cross back to Porto, catching the ferry. 
    Close to the best view of Porto, great to walk across with the Tram to Gaia, then catch the ropeway down to the waterfront, then cross back to Porto, catching the ferry.  more »
  • Great vibe here! You can find excellent restaurants and great shopping. Try to walk the upper level for a wonderful view. 
    Great vibe here! You can find excellent restaurants and great shopping. Try to walk the upper level for a wonderful view.  more »
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  • A very impressive structure. Important to wander across as the views from each side are wonderful. Pavements narrow and traffic fast sometimes. Well worth going up to the top level as well. The views are magnificent.
  • Beautiful bridge, we crossed so many but i believe this one mirrors San Francisco bridge as the same firm designed it. Very nice experience... Hope I'm not confusing it with April 25 bridge, also a beautiful sight to behold...
  • Great place to see the sunset. Obviously a place to get to the south side which I definitely recommend. As coming to Porto would not be complete if you didn't spend time on the south side of the river. Also you can take a lovely bike ride to the coast. So the bridge is very important.
  • Great view with a underpass (lower ground level bridge) in one structure. The high level provided great views with tram tracks passing through. Great looking bridge for pictures (of itself) or off the two sides.
  • Luis I bridge landmark it’s a must seen if you’re visiting Porto! Along the bridge there’s plenty of nice bars to have a drink while watching the surrounds of Douro river. Can’t recommend enough! A lovely place to visit!

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