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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  • Beautiful bridge with a beautiful view over the city. No car traffic on the bridge just and the trams make enough noise so you cannot be surprised by them. Also great way to cross the river...
  • Has impressive views if you both go on higher and lower parts. Porto is beautiful if you see it from the other city. It is always crowded, but have no fear, you can walk around without a problem. Watch out for pick pokets people. Not pleasant to watch the sunset and have less 💰.
  • If you are in Porto you would most definitely will visit this amazing landmark. A great example of architecture, and of course a stunning view of Douro river.
  • Good one It is double and large bridge. It is near famous Rebeira area in Porto. There are many restaurants nearby which offer tasty seafood.
  • A beautiful bridge that connects the old town to the Port Wine part of town. A must see if you are going to Porto as it is a local landmark. The restaurants around the bridge though are not top (very touristy) whilst the city has some great and inexpensive spots.
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