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Ponte D. Luis I

Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 70 attractions in Porto
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Type: Bridges
Description: Built in 1886, this bridge links Porto and Gaia.
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

There are varia vantage points on which to see this bridge, but I believe the best vantage point is from below on the river, or from the cafe from at the foot of it. Then you can really see the grandeur of it.

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Kerry, Ireland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It feels weird to rate a bridge! What make a bridge 'average'? It was a lovely experience to walk across the lower deck. It is a useful spot to take photos - you can cross when it is sfae to do so traffic wise.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

just amazing place to see all oporto city, as also every time people passing by. The sunset is just an amazing thing to see.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It take only less than two minutes to walk on the bridge and cross the river. But I took at least 5 minutes to cross the river. It's nice to have different angle of the old town of Porto when walk on the bridge. You can walk on the upper road or the lower road and get more angle. So... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Certainly appreciate the architecture of this bridge,its great. Not convinced it was designed for the amount of traffic on it presently though.Felt uneasy crossing it on foot,as it has narrow pavements & absolutely heaving with other people,prams not to mention cars too. Added uneasy feeling not helped by young local boys jumping off the bridge!( not the top tier) they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We walked over both levels of this bridge with my 3 year old and 7 year old. They loved it. My littlest one pointed out so many things she saw from the vantage point. To not be charged for something that is so simple and that brought so much entertainment, is quite rare as a tourist. Take the time to... More

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of two steel girder bridges spanning the Douro River in Porto, Portugal. It's an engineering marvel, probably more interesting seen from a distance or the river rather than walking across it. Reminds me of half an Eiffel Tower on its side. No wonder. It was designed by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel, who designed and built a... More

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Urbania, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Amazing View, nice architecture… try to cross it both on the upper side and the lower side. You can have a Unique view of the douro river!

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Goulburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

This bridge dominates the river area of Porto. It just draws you in. There are 2 levels, being the lower or road level that cars cross and pedestrians do as well. Also the upper level and I mean upper where the trams cross as too can people. This provides a commanding view of Porto. From road level you can climb... More

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

One of the best places to see the beauty of Porto and Gaia anda Douro River. One of the symbols of POrto. See the other bridges next to it. Has many shops wines close to it.

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