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Address: Lisbon, Portugal
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Named after the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco da Gama, this immense...

Named after the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco da Gama, this immense cable-stayed bridge across the Tagus River is eleven miles long, and punctuated with more than seven miles of bridges and viaducts.

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A San Francisco Treat

We passed by and under this bridge many times and learned it was designed by the same architect who designed the golden gate bridge in San Fran. We were not expecting to see... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We passed by and under this bridge many times and learned it was designed by the same architect who designed the golden gate bridge in San Fran. We were not expecting to see something so similar to the golden gate bridge. Lovely photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge really changed Portugal. Getting into Lisbon from the south used to take a long time and was very difficult. But with this bridge and the A2,A12; getting from Lisbon to the Algarve is a breeze! The views while driving over are extraordinary!!

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West Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to sit and have coffee whilst watching boats and cruise ships come and go beneath this huge bridge

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Similar to the Golden Gate in San Francisco, the Vasco da Gama bridge is the longest in Europe with motor vehicles using the higher level and a railway occupying the lower level. Very impressive and was sorry not to have had the opportunity to travel it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it looks like it would want to bridge Lisabon with Africa, and it can deal with its Scandinavian counterparts. amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this attraction if you love water. The view is amazing, the bridge is impressive and everything around is blue, there's no separation between the sky and the ocean. Absolutely amazing!

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a length of just over 17.kilometres Vasco da Gama Bridge is the longest in Europe. It was opened to traffic in 1998 and allows one to drive continuously vis motorway from the north of Portugal to the south. It's a very impressive bridge with views up and down the River Tagus. If you have a car on your trip... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you look, it can remind you the San Francisco Golden bridge. Beside that nothing to do there...

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled across the bridge, one of two ways to get across the river besides the ferrys, and it is interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If this is the bridge I am thinking of (hard to tell from picture provided) it is the twin of the Golden Gate in San Francisco, California, but longer.

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