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“beautiful bridge”(222 reviews)
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Built in 1886, this bridge links Porto and Gaia.
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed today

On both levels, high and low, pedestrians get great views of the river and city. Lots of bars, restaurants, sights close by and kids jumping into the river from the bridge a surprising entertainment.

Thank PeterM1469
Reviewed yesterday

Spectacular view of the city and easier to access from the Cathedral rather than walking the steep steps.

Thank T Roy S
Reviewed yesterday

Cross the bridge through the lower tray, get upstairs via the "Teleferico de Gaia" (gaiacablecar.com) or via "Funicular dos Guindais" (metrodoporto.pt) and cross again via the upper tray. Stop at the middle of the upper tray and fill the bridge vibration, a must. Avoid if...More

Thank Afonso
Reviewed yesterday

This is not only one for the mechanical engineers between us, but as a mechanical engineer, this is a must see in Porto. Great metal construction offering a multi level transport on top deck and ground floor for trans and cars. On the ground level...More

Thank Rene K
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's old, its spectacular. Not desigened or built by Gustavo Eifel as some people believe but by one of his most talented pupils. It can be nicely viewed form the waterfront bu we find its more spectacular from the River Douro. There are a good...More

Thank hansulricha
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just wow, amazing ! Wonderful view, bit crowded... must see, cross on the other side to fully enjoy view on river and city...

Thank Marko C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not to be missed when in Porto. Take a stroll across the top level for great photo shots. And then take the venicular to the top of the nearby hill and with a small walk you can see inside the railway station.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ponte D. Luís I is one of the most iconic place of the city. Designed by the engineer known as Eiffel (from Eiffel Tower in Paris) is a masterpiece of engineering, serving as connection of the two city ( Porto and Gaia). The view is...More

Thank Robbmw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolute must visit when in Porto. Despite being a tad scared of heights I just had to get there to get the best pictures of Porto from The Gaia side of the bridge.

Thank Jukjuklc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The bridge connects the two sides of the city and is not far from the Sé Cathedral. We walked over the top span and were treated to great views on a sunny day, just watch out for the metro cars that share the road. You...More

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Caroline L
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Broadster67 | Reviewed this property |
The climb tour is on a different bridge. Not sure how long it would take but as you have guides and safety ropes etc...I would imagine 2 hours plus...
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Elaine F
July 28, 2017|
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Response from siddhant k | Reviewed this property |
Yes from the lower deck area and if you see them they will come back and ask for money! Beware!
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OlgaD1101
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Ed G M | Reviewed this property |
I would not worry about it! The bridge is quite wide so if you get nervous, you can walk in the middle of the track and not be forced to look down. I have some height issues but no worries for me here. Give it a try. You... More
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