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Vasco da Gama Bridge

Address: Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
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Ranked #14 of 183 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Owner description: Named after the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco da Gama, this immense cable-stayed bridge across the Tagus River is eleven miles long, and punctuated with more than seven miles of bridges and viaducts.
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Budapest, Hungary
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is just a very long bridge connecting the two sides of the river. Nice architecture, but not a touristic site.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

great bridge. nice to sit and lookat it across the water. People are getting mixed up though as this is not the bridge that looks like the Golden gate That is about 5 miles down river toward the atlantic

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107 reviews 107 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Replica of San Francisco Bridge Built by the same architect. Central span is longer then San Francisco bridge End of bridge leads to Costo Rei. Well maintained double layer bridge with cars on top and trains below.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

During our five day holiday to Lisbon we spend one of the days at the Parque das Nações. We walked north along the water-front pass the Torre Vasco da Gama with its sail like structure which reminds me of Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower. Walking further north we ended up sitting on a bench on a foot bridge/path which had a great... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

We passed under the bridge coming back from the baxia area to city centre and was amazed at how high up it was we have since been told this is the highest bridge in Europe it looks like the golden gate in san Francisco and the statue of Christ is just to the left of it facing out to the... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is the longest bridge in Europe and a toll road. Coming from the airport traveling to the southern coastal cities, it is the only viable option. Our rental car company had the vehicle installed with a fob to activate the V lane at toll booths, eliminating the toll booth stops. The traffic was light. It is lit up at... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A beautiful and new bridge, that allows you to take profit of the landscape, and also to enjoy a wide view of lisbon along the several kms of the bridg.

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Lisbon, Portugal
16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

so cool crossing the bridge by car. Did not realise how low it is to the water but really good experience

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Had the chance to drive on this long bridge ( 3 lanes on each side) and quite a magnificent feat. Enjoyed the drive (few cars and slow speed limit) towards the factory outlet stores and the return trip. Take the opportunity to visit the outlet ( nothing much to shop though).

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is an engineering artifact not to miss in Lisbon. When you drive through you get to enjoy the view of the sea, city and its so serene you will surely cherish it for the rest of your life. Even if you dont drive you will see this massive bridge and will be able to recognize it from a distance.

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