25 de Abril Bridge

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25 de Abril Bridge
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This suspension bridge across the Tagus River has the longest central span in Europe, at 1.5 miles. It also looks quite a bit like San Francisco's famed "Golden Gate Bridge," though this one was named after the revolution.
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,111 contributions
Apr 2022
We've crossed this big bridge by train, walked under it several times, traveled under by train and car, but the best way to see it was by sailboat on the river. It is very high up and noisy because of the train traffic. Looks very much like the Golden Gate Bridge in California.
Written April 19, 2022
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Traveller of the world
1,237 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Stunning structure. As other reviewers have mentioned, looks like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Do a boat cruise which should take you under the bridge. The architecture is phenomenal! You can really hear the cars passing by on top as you look up towards the bridge and the sky. I got some fabulous photographs. Really cool.
Written April 17, 2022
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majeo
Miami, FL2,838 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
The 25 de Abril Bridge is based in part on two San Francisco Bay Area bridges. Its paint is the same International Orange color as the famous Golden Gate Bridge, and its design is similar to that of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.

If you going to the Belem are to see the church or the tower, you can't miss this reddish, long metal bridge.

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Written April 17, 2022
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annminky
United States1,459 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
At the Belem Quarter , you’ll enjoy the view of this enormous bridge, which was inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco. You’ll do a double take, as it does have similar features.
Written January 19, 2022
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Emma
Manchester, UK1,256 contributions
Dec 2021
Head over to the corpus Christie statue to see the true magnificence of this bridge and the view over Lisbon.
Written December 31, 2021
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nadi O o
Israel1,181 contributions
Nov 2021
Lovely bridge (twince of Golden Gate). IT is lovely to see it from distance and to drive on it . Driving I would surprisingly recommend a rush hour - Drive on the Right Lane and You will have more time to enjoy the views
Written November 18, 2021
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,194 contributions
Sep 2021
Spanning the Tagus River, this suspension bridge was inaugurated in 1966 as the Salazar Bridge. Originally named for then Prime Minister Antonio Salazar, it was later renamed in 1977 to the 25th of April Bridge in honor of the revolution that overthrew Salazar’s dictatorship. The bridge managed to find its way into many of my photos. The best view is from the top of the Christo Rei statue (driving here means you’ll get to ride across the bridge too). We were surprised to get a glimpse of the bridge (and the Christo Rei monument) from our plane window when we flew into Lisbon. Note that traffic can get backed up around the bridge, especially during rush hour.
Written November 15, 2021
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eric_weber
Leipzig, Germany70 contributions
Nov 2021 • Business
Some San Francisco Feeling in Europe. A very nice Bridge and whoever Likes the golden Gate will also Like this one. IT Covers Cars and train
Written November 14, 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland17,093 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Golden Gate Bridge bridge in Lisbon ? Really has the same look and feel. It’s 1.5 miles long and named Revolution. Recommended
Written August 27, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,453 contributions
Mar 2020
We walked from Praca do Commercio along the waterfront promenade late one afternoon and joined the throng of people who were all gathering, waiting for the sun to set behind the bridge. People brought their drinks and perched wherever there was space on the wall beside the water. It was quite lovely.
The bridge was completed in 1966 and, at 3.2km, it's still the longest suspension bridge in Europe. It took 3,000 workers but it was completed 6 months earlier than expected. It’s not a pedestrian bridge and, with the exception of an annual half-marathon, you can only cross the bridge by car or train.
It is named after the Carnation Revolution of 25 April 1974, a military coup, with widespread popular support overthrew the dictator and paved the way for a democratic Portugal. Almost no shots were fired and in a spontaneous and wonderful twist, people started giving soldiers carnations to celebrate the end of the dictatorship. They pinned them on their uniforms and stuck them in the muzzles of their guns. Quite a remarkable thing and must have been an amazing sight.
Written February 9, 2021
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