Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto

4.8
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Must see · Bridge · Tourist Spot
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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  • Walking on the top level is amazing! The view you have at that point (and looking down through the openings......) is very nice.  more »
  • The vibrancy of the Historic Culture transforms one's experience in the Douro River & it's Margins, into an unforgettable Memoir  more »
  • I'd recommend walking over both the top and bottom of the bridge for different perspectives of Porto city and Vila Nova de Gaia (other side of the city). Bonus points if you head up to the top at...  more »
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  • Amazing bridge which can be walked over from below and above. There is a great walk up a very steep hill at the side from below which is worth doing too. Spectacular views and well worth a visit.
  • Sunset over Porto 🇵🇹 The Dom Luís I Bridge offers impressive panoramic views of the city of Porto. It does not matter what time you go: you will be right for sure. However, I recommend you to go there for the sunset time. It will leave you speechless 😎😎
  • Not a particularly aesthetically pleasing bridge but still magnificent in its stature. The upper level is for the trams and lower level for cars. You can cross to the other side on either level on foot. Considered the hub of Porto. Loads of cafes and restaurants nearby. Magnificent views during the day and at sunset of Porto.
  • Greatest sightseeing area. Photo stop everywhere from every angle. Vibrant place day and night. Must visit. Highly recommended
  • Whether you're crossing sides, admiring the architectural design of the bridge, or taking an evening stroll, this is a spot you have to see on your stay in Porto. The metro line crosses over it which makes it really easy to reach, but be careful as you're walking along not to stray onto the road! You can get some fantastic views of both sides of the city, but mind where you stand as lots of people will be walking along the pavement too.

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