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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
Description: Named after the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco da Gama, this immense...
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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Saw this famous bridge from the Parque das Nacoes and was impressed. It is quite the amazing structure across the Tagus....although would not consider it a major site for this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Saw this famous bridge from the Parque das Nacoes and was impressed. It is quite the amazing structure across the Tagus....although would not consider it a major site for this area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A much needed bridge. Similar to the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. Here the cross members cross, on the GG they are horizontal.

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Coimbra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful bridge, +- 15km long, with great vues over Tagus river and the eastern part of the city.

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St-Lazare
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is an impressive bridge.....but who cares about a bridge. Many better things to see in Lisbon. Like the castello, monastery ,tower,vistas,neighborhoods etc etc

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We decided to cycle to Belem and took the river as a point of reference. Cycled underneath it, very pleasing on the eye which also offers a train option. Very loud.

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We saw it from the city without crossing it. It is a tall, long (17 km), modern and pretty bridge across the River Tage. The view of Lisbon must be pretty for those who cross it.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I enjoyed the view of this bridge while standing at the top of Cristo Rio! It is fun to pretend that you are both in Brazil visiting Christ the Redeemer and in San Francisco at the Golden Gate Bridge! This is one point where no one can doubt that Lisbon was influenced by other, iconic cities and monuments ;)

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

On your way to Algarve, this is the bridge that you should take because then, you can say that you crossed the longest bridge in Europe. It gives you a pretty good view of the Tagus river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Seeing this beautiful bridge from "sea level" of the Lisboa Terreiro de Paco and also high-atop the Castlo De Sao Jorge I couldn't help but think of its San Francisco sister...especially when mega cruise ships slipped beneath it as though they would never clear its span. Like San Franciso, Lisboa has many very interesting sites, wonder friendly people easy to... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a beautiful structure but it's enough to see it from the Yellow Bus. Unless you are a marathon runner, it would be difficult to justify trying to traverse it.

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