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“Great way to see Porto”

Ponte de Dom Luis I
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Owner description: Built in 1886, this bridge links Porto and Gaia.
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We walked across the top of this bridge to get to the Port caves and across the river from the Old City.. You get some amazing views of the city and the dock area. It is very high but perfectly safe as long as you do not walk on the rail lines. It is very good not only to cross the river but also as a photo spot. We came back on the lower, pedestrian part which was less tiring!

Thank RedcoatEngland
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

This bridge is beautiful to look at, very impressive for its height but also amazing for its architectural feat of allowing river-crossings at a lower and at a higher level. I have never seen anything like this before. Also, on both levels, there are pedestrian walkways next to the street or tram-tracks, respectively, allowing you to cross the bridge on foot, which is particularly impressive on the upper level. Actually, when you look down from the upper level, the height is frightening and if you suffer from vertigo, you probably will need to stand back slightly from the railings. A fantastic construction and a real engineering feat!

Thank Sascha G
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Not too keen on heights but was determined to walk across the top of this interesting landmark.
The views are impressive but not for the fainthearted and it seemed a long way.
You share the way across with the metro trains which is a bit disconcerting. We walked back down through the back streets and steps - interesting insight into local life.

Thank oldbid
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The view from this bridge is absolutely beautiful, especially at night when everything is lit up. You can see a fair bit of Porto both old and new. A walk across the bottom part takes you to the wine cellars, where you can do a wine tour and taste some Port wine.

Thank Tenny25
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Beautiful bridge. Very romantic especially at night when it is all lit up. The view from the park on the eastern side is worth the many steps. The view from the bridge down the river either side is stunning. It provides a wonderful backdrop.

Thank Kelly U
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