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Vasco da Gama Bridge

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Parque das Nacoes
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Address: Lisbon, Portugal

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 Majestic Structure

Not too much you can say about a bridge, except it is an impressive looking structure and it was fun to travel over it a few times on tours and get a clear vision of the city from... read more

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not too much you can say about a bridge, except it is an impressive looking structure and it was fun to travel over it a few times on tours and get a clear vision of the city from the opposite bank.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice views from the cable car and we also had the opportunity to drive down the bridge on our way to Alcochete. Very beautiful and would recommend to visit the area for the scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area is the pretty much the only one with modern architecture in Lisbon. Among attractions is funicular, oceanarium, Vasco da Gama observation tower which is currently being renovated. Plenty cafes and restaurants.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The bridge is spectacular. It is architecturally beautiful, and provides a smooth crossing at a reasonable pace.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best views of the city! I didn't realize how sprawling this city was until I viewed it from this perspective. I was on a scooter, so the toll was only €2.70. Totally worth it. Such a long bridge...

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

traffic is almost always light and it is the best route to the airport. very easy to flow signage and tolls are minimal

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Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A true Lisbon landmark and one of its most recent. Certainly has become part of the landscape and it's also very convenient.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very impressive erection and we took a longer route on our drive down to the Algarve just so we could drive across the bridge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was driving on the bridge at night, it's a long long bridge with 10+km, you feel you are in the middle of the sea when driving on the bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great way to see this bridge is to take one of the local ferries and travel alongside the bridge. Once on the other side it is an interesting walk through abandoned fishing factories to get close to the bridge. Some great photographic opportunities.

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Parque das Nacoes
This neighborhood was built up at the end of the 1990s mostly because of the Expo '98. The pavilions and structures that once were the home of all the Expo's attractions and exhibits are still culturally and artistically significant. In Parque das Nações you'll explore conference and concert pavilions, a shopping center, trendy restaurants and an enjoyable cable car ride you can't miss out on. On top of this, the amazing Lisbon Oceanarium (one of the most spectacular things you'll ever see in the city) will take your breath away: its respect and will to preserve natural wildlife is uncanny. Easily accessible by metro, bus or taxi from the city center, Parque das Nações is highly recommended for anyone who'll spend more than 3 days in the Portuguese capital.