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Ponte D. Luis I

Porto, Portugal
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Type: Bridges
Description: Built in 1886, this bridge links Porto and Gaia.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The Bridge is a fantastic structure. It has a very nice view from the top and has a magnificent lighting during the night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is a bridge, has a beautiful view of the city of Porto. But it is still a bridge. On the upper part of the bridge pedestrians and the metro can go from one side to the other, on the lower part pedestrians and cars can cross the river. There are 6 bridges that connect Porto to Vila nova de... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A must is a walk along the top tier for photos and views. you can also visit the other river bank where the port cellars are for a tasting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It's a bridge but having said that it is very pleasing to view and to walk on with, a choice of 2 levels.

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Liege, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You can cross it on the bottom (along the car road) and on the top (along the metro line). The view is nice from the top. Yo can go the Vila nova de Gaia crossing the bridge and visit the local alcool anufacturers (Porto wine). On the top of the bridge, a cable car station can take you until the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You can walk on both levels of this bridge. The lower one will take you to Vilanova de Gaia, where all the Porto Wine Caves are.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Porto offers a free wonderful view from the bridge to the city if you climb there on your own or a an affordable price for coming there by the cableway or a funicular. A very relaxing place.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One of the 6 bridges that cross the douro river from Oporto to Gaia. The construction was begun in 1881 and the bridge opened on 31 October 1886.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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