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Address: Porto, Portugal
Description: Built in 1886, this bridge links Porto and Gaia.
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Ponte des Luis 1

Fantastic walk down steep but worthwhile. Staircase next to funicular opposite lower bridge. Walk along the side and get a good view upward and a coffee about 100m to the right of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic walk down steep but worthwhile. Staircase next to funicular opposite lower bridge. Walk along the side and get a good view upward and a coffee about 100m to the right of the bridge entrance.

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

In the last days, when trains used to cross this bridge, they used to say that every time a train crossed this bridge a hundred screws would fall down to the river. Anyway, if you want to experience this bridge as a true "tripeiro" (people from Porto), the only way is to be at the bridge in the night from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent views of the river Douro and the city of Porto on the top section of the bridge. Very scenic and would definitely recommend others to walk across at least once!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This bridge is a very well known landmark offering spectacularly different views when crossing on both levels. I like to view the bridge from underneath.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Impressive architecture and awesome to walk on it. Definitely beautiful views on the top part. Great photo spot. Best way to get to Vila Nova de Gaia and back is crossing it on foot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You get two choices in crossing this bridge - high up with the metro or low down with the cars. If you have a head for heights go over the top but better still do both and more than once each if you can. Great views from the high level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

What a construction! Had so much fun going up and around and walking on it. Really cool experience and makes you feel so small

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Just awesome to be upthere and see the curves of Douro River, Riviera and the colorful houses. Recommended!

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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The trip across the bridge on foot is well worth the effort, for the views along the Douro river. Gaia, the town across the river, is a fairly functional town with shops etc.

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The Ponte D. Luis I (or D. Luis I Bridge) is one of Porto's iconic landmarks. The bridge, which connects Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia, has a top and lower level, used by the metro (top) and cars (bottom). Both can be used by pedestrians to take fantastic pictures of the Porto landscape, especially the top tier. Definitely a... More 

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