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Vasco da Gama Bridge

Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
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Ranked #10 of 217 attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
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... more » 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. « less
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Wicklow, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Love this bridge, both as a view from Lisbon and for the experience of the drive across when heading south

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Orkelljunga, Sweden
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A beautiful bridge that you pass when going south from Lisbon. It is free to drive to the south and a fee to go north just like the other bridge.

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East Yorkshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lovely walk from the Expo area to the bridge and take your camera. Plenty of places to sit on the way and admire the view and parks along the way if you have kids who want a little break from walking.

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Bucharest, Romania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

To reach it as a pedestrian, it is great to take the metro to station Oriente, pass the Vasco da Gama shopping mall and then have a nice stroll on the shore until reaching the bridge.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

a great engineering work , must see and drive on the longest bridge in Europe. nice landscapes on both sides.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I crossed the bridge via small car about middle of the night...you can cross with big speed, 3 lines per direction,very nice light all over the bridge

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Loures, Portugal
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's a big bridge with a decent view, but if you want a great view, go to Cristo Rei! The bridge has a terrible toll system that causes chaotic lines before you cross it into Lisbon. Be prepared with your best defensive driving!

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Oxnard California
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109 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

So we are in a taxi returning to downtown Lisbon and we commented to the taxi driver that the bridge looks familar to us. He says "We copied the Golden Gate Bridge and if you see the statue up on the hill past it, we copied the Jesus statue from Sao Paulo". Made sense to us since that was exactly... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a nice part of the city that you can see from many spots, including the main square. You'll definetly get good photos taken.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This bridge is amazing to photograph. I went to the Park area on the lisbon side and its just a serene place to be. it's got lots of grass, a cool skate park and you'll see the locals doing one of the following: - Exercising, running, etc - Couples relaxing by the waterfront - families enjoying their weekends - kids... More

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