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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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Nice view from the other side

We crossed the bridge several times, going between Lisbon and Alcochete. It's very pretty at night, worth crossing over to watch the sunset over Lisbon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We crossed the bridge several times, going between Lisbon and Alcochete. It's very pretty at night, worth crossing over to watch the sunset over Lisbon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Longest bridge in Europe with 17 km and amazing views. It costs €2,65, cars. If you have the opportunity to cross it, go for it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Rated as the longest bridge in Europe, it's a great opportunity to see Lisbon harbour, expo area from a different perspective

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Vasco da Cama is biggest bridge in Europe (length over 17km). The bridge is absolutely amazing! I think it is one of the must see sightseeing of city.

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Funchal, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon was built during the 1990's as part of the changing of that area for the 1998 Expo set in Lisbon. The bridge is an awesome piece of engineering, with great design, being one of the longest bridges in Europe. It runs across the Tagus River and seeing both banks of the River from... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Make sure you take a ride across the bridge, you get to see the city of Lisbon from the other side. Great place to take pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

10 miles...across the Tagus Delta... very impressive...remarkable bridge between river and Atlantic...rival to the April 25/ Salazar Bridge closer to the city center ( ☺ the one that looks like the Golden Gate...)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Vasco Da Gama Bridge is a cable stayed construction that spans the Tagus River in Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon and is the longest bridge in Europe some 17.2 kilometers long. It opened in on 29th March 1998 and it was designed by Armando Rita. The section nearest Lisbon is higher and allows free height for navigation of 45m... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We visited this bridge in the night, it is the biggest bridge in Europe. Very beautiful and amazing! I recommenned you to see this bridge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We spotted the bridge while taking a sunset boat trip on the Tagus. At first we couldnt believe it was actually a bridge given the length but when we realised it was we were amazing. Such an amazing piece of engineering.

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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Baixa

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