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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Praca 25 de Abril | Almada, Lisbon 1950-358, Portugal
We went out to visit the statue, and to get there, we took the train from Lisbon over ( under actually ) the bridge & got off at a station on the southern side of the river. Takes about 4-5 minutes to cross.
I went out of Lisbon this way as I came in over the newer Vasco De Gama Bridge going further up the river Tagus. So much like the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco and is even bigger when you drive over it. I was...More
Looks a lot like the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco!! The car and train bridge crosses the Tagus River. Nice view of the bridge are available from the Padrao Dos Descobri Mentos and from the deck of a cruise ship.... see photos.
Tuesdsy 9th October and we were on a day tour of Lisbon from our hotel in Olhus de Agua on the Algarve and our route into Lisbon took us across this mighty structure which spans the River Tagus.
It is often compared to the Golden...More
This is just such a terrific structure on 2 fronts: the bridge is visually beautiful and the historic attachment is emotionally beautiful. Built by an American bridge company, this orange suspension bridge bears resemblance (and comparison) to San Francisco's landmark bridge. The Tagus River is...More
San Francisco and Lisbon have a lot of similarities, not only the bridge. But the younger sister is also very picturesque. Take a walk alongside the river Tejo and enjoy a spectacular view, no matter where you are. You can‘t walk over it though (only...More
A nice quick glance back when visiting the Monument of Discoveries. If you’ve been to San Francisco and seen the bridge up close this is a nice double from a distance. Just consider it a nice bonus view.
Based on the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, this is a fabulous bridge that is worth viewing from both sides - especially from the Jesus statue. It's incredibly high and quite complicated to get to by car, but definitely worth it!
Response from GmasFootsteps | Reviewed this property |
I went by bus and got off by the bridge, so I didn't see where you go to cross the bridge because i was underneath it. You can't cross the bridge by foot. You can cross the river by ferry if you go to Cais do Sodré... More
I went by bus and got off by the bridge, so I didn't see where you go to cross the bridge because i was underneath it. You can't cross the bridge by foot. You can cross the river by ferry if you go to Cais do Sodré terminal (train, green line metro and bus stops depending where you are coming from). if you take the ferry from there to Cacilhas, then you can get a bus to the statue. There are tours which take you over the bridge itself. There are trains which run underneath the road part of the bridge, so you could look those up too. Have fun!!!
Response from BucharestElena_64 | Reviewed this property |
To travel to the Cristo Rei Statue from Lisbon requires a ferry that departs from Cais do Sodré ferry terminal and then a short bus ride from Cacilhas bus station. The entire journey takes approximately one hour (depending... More
To travel to the Cristo Rei Statue from Lisbon requires a ferry that departs from Cais do Sodré ferry terminal and then a short bus ride from Cacilhas bus station. The entire journey takes approximately one hour (depending on connections) and the return trip costs less than 5 euro.
The ferry to Cacilhas departs from the Cais do Sodré ferry terminal which is connected to the train and metro station of the same name. Cais do Sodré is the last stop on the green metro line and is the departure train station to Cascais and Estoril. The ferry terminal is just outside the station but is clearly signed.
The Cacilhas ferry is an important commuter route and there are numerous services during the day. It is suggested to avoid the busy rush hour and outside of this time there is a ferry service at least every 20 minutes. The ferry journey takes 15 minutes and the Cacilhas ferry continues until 1am. The single ferry ticket cost 1.25 and is charged to the Viva Viagem ticket, the reusable public transport ticket of Lisbon. The initial purchase of the Viva Viagem ticket is 0.50 and a return fare is twice that of the single.
The bus service from Cacilhas bus station to Cristo Rei is the number 101 route. The bus journey takes around 20 minutes and is the final stop of the route. The service has regular departures from Cacilhas bus station with buses leaving on the hour and at 30 minutes past the hour between 9am and 5pm every day.
A return ticket costs € 2.00 and the tickets are purchased from the driver and are not charged to the Viva Viagem ticket. Buses from Cristo Rei back to Cacilhas depart at 25 and 55 past the hour with departs from the same bus stop as the incoming service.
Cacilhas bus station is a directly connected to the ferry terminal, next to the over land metro station. The bus station is much quieter than the bus stations in Lisbon and is very easy to navigate. Each of the bus stands is clearly labeled with the services that depart from each stand and at each stand is a clear bus timetable.