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Ponte D. Luis I

Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 65 attractions in Porto
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Type: Bridges
Description: Built in 1886, this bridge links Porto and Gaia.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Walking along the top is a bit scary if you are weary of heights, but the views are amazing. The train goes right by the bridge sidewalk, and walking below, the cars are super close, so hold your kids hands tights as you walk across!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This immense bridge has two levels . You can walk from Se do Porto Cathedral , and cross the bridge on the upper level , way and high above the water of the river Douro , Walk slowly, watching out for passing metro trains!!! Observe the spectacular view on both sides of the bridge . This THE place to practice... More

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perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great attraction with the trams rumbling down the tracks, the views from both sides are spectacular, I hadn't researched Porto before we arrived so this was a nice surprise.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wonderful bridge! Perfect to walk on for views of the Ribiera and the rest of Porto (and Villa Nova da Gaia across the river) but make sure you get a good view of the bridge itself as well. You can walk on the upper or lower level. Highly recommend crossing the bridge on the top level to the other side... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Walk across the top of this bridge for excellent views and a bit of excitement as the Metro trains pass and you cling to the not particularly high railings.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Portugal is one of places You must to visit. Porto is one of place you must to visit. Place is full of churches, wine tasting places and nice river cruises. I would come back here since I got best time in this city!

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Montebello, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you like mechanical things you will like the bridge. It has an interesting story of the competition between Eiffel and his ex-partner as told by our guide Eugénia of Porto free walking tour (recommended).

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California City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

One of six bridges over the river Douro. Very beautiful. Walk across the upper level and take some great pictures.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Ponte Don Luis I. Leaving the San Francisco Church, go left and turn right into the first street on the right who will lead you to the border of the “Douro River” Here you have the kiosk who sell boat ticket, the tour on the river takes about 50 minutes and let you see the “Six Bridges” over the... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

great to have a walk over this impressive bridge - catch the funicular or walk from the cathedral and the views are lovely!

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