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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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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful bridge spanning the river Douro, linking the twin cities of Porto and Gaia. Take a bus tour of the city to see the bridges and stop off at the port houses along the river.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Imagine Eiffel Tower with a river passing underneath, with people diving all the time, with only two legs and cars and trains passing form one side to another!!! Got it? No?!? Come to Porto and you´ll see it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Awesome, views from the top of this bridge gives an amazing view of the city. Strongly recommend a climb to the top either by funicular or viable car.

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Geleen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It is a very distinctive bridge Porto, making the attraction increases. He is not very biautifull, but iconic. it is very busy on the bridge itself, with a lot of buses on the bridge. Once you know that the designer is the same man who designed the Eiffel Tower you can immediately see the similarities

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Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is one of 6 bridges in Porto. It is quite a climb from the riverfront, or you could cheat and take the funicular. It is well worth walking across, just to see the views. Trams go along the middle of the bridge, but there is a narrow walkway on both sides for pedestrians.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This bridge has two levels, the top level that has metro tram tracks connected to the city centre on flat slope. The bottom level is for vehicles and connected to the port wine cellars and the old hilly Porto town. Try both levels and get different views of the Duoro River! Best if you come for the sunset because that... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I didn't expect that this bridge would be this interesting and spectacular, to be honest. I seemed on pictures as if it was just an ordinary steel bridge goin across a river. However, in combination with the width od Douro, the attractions of Porto and Gaia which can be seen and the sheer size of the bridge itself - Dom... More

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Santiago del Estero, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A must walk. Use this bribed by foot in order to go to the other side of the river for some Porto Wine tasting.-

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We have recently returned from an excellent Titan holiday on the River Douro and our boat "Spirit of Chartwell" is moored close to this impressive bridge in Porto, Portugal. We decided to take the Fernicular Railway to the top level of Porto, 2 Euros each way per person and walk across the top of the bridge. There is also a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I love architecture and bridges especially! This one gives you great views of Porto. Also I would recommend doing a boat tour so you can see the bridge all the way around. Great views of Porto on the river too.

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