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The 25th of April Bridge

Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisbon, Portugal
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Ranked #35 of 223 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This suspension bridge across the Tagus River has the longest central span in Europe, at 1.5 miles. It also looks quite a bit like San Francisco's... more » Owner description: This suspension bridge across the Tagus River has the longest central span in Europe, at 1.5 miles. It also looks quite a bit like San Francisco's famed "Golden Gate Bridge," though this one was named after the revolution. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love this bridge but one doesn’t really need to go near it to appreciate it. It can be seen from a lot of different points and it is like the Golden Bridge in San Francisco. You can cross it only by car and only worth for the views or to go to the Cristo Rei statue. This statue is... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

we only had half a day here on a cruise,but what a beautiful amazing place..deffo going back to see more and going under the bridge on the ship was an experience in itself...we cleared it by 6 inches.Based on the Golden gate bridge,and the statue u see..are u in Lisbon,Rio or san Francisco ???

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I really enjoyed crossing Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco on foot, so I was excited to have a similar experience here. Well, first, it's quite far away from the center of the city, second, apparently, they don't let pedestrians there (actually, the started with 4 lanes for cars and over time managed to expand it to 6, so all... More

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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A classic landmark in the heart of Lisbon. Not the longest bridge but certainly the most beautiful. Looking from the Praca do Commercio, you have a view on both San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro. Crossing this bridge brings you both places in just a few minutes!

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Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Even though it's not the city's longest bridge (it's charmless Vasco da Gama), it is the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge which is the city's main landmark. There is a great view from the bridge - which unfortunately one can not walk across. If You go by bus, instead of car, You don't have to pay the toll fee!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went under this on cruise ship Azura, can see undersides of vehicles as the roadway is mesh. No pedestrians on bridge - spooky noises to hear from all the traffic driving over lol.

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful bridge which looks like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, you will see it at best from the water by boat. But also along the riverside you will have nice views of this 'golden' bridge.

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vanilly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A little bit of the San Francisco bay in Portugal! Love it architecturally stunning! We'll worth the drive

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Wien
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

That's about it. You can cross it to go across Tagus river and take some pictures while in traffic. The end. :) It's not what I'd call "a thing to see".

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The 25th of April bridge connects Lisbon to Almada over the Tejon river. This bridge was designed and modeled after the famous Golden Gate bridge of San Francisco, CA. You get great views of Lisbon and the Cristo-Rei statue; however, you must get pictures from a car/taxi as pedestrians are not allowed on the bridge. If you visit the Cristo-Rei... More

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