Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto

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Traverse the iconic Ponte de Dom Luis I along its pedestrian pathway for beautiful views of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. When it was completed in 1886, this 172 m (564 ft) bridge was the longest of its kind in the world. Now the two-hinged, double-deck, arched steel bridge is beloved for the spectacular vantage points it offers. The bridge is comprised of a lower section for cars and an upper section for a light rail and pedestrians. If you walk across the bridge, you can take photos from the high above the Douro River. See Ponte de Dom Luis I and all Porto has to offer by arranging your trip with our Porto travel route planning app.
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  • One has a wonderful view of both sides of the city and the river especially from the top deck of the Bridge 
    One has a wonderful view of both sides of the city and the river especially from the top deck of the Bridge  more »
  • Nice bridge that you can cross by subway, but I recommend walking. The views are indescribable - don't be afraid of the strong wind. 
    Nice bridge that you can cross by subway, but I recommend walking. The views are indescribable - don't be afraid of the strong wind.  more »
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  • Its the main attraction in Porto. Going on top is cool and the sunset from it is amazing. Below is just an easy access to lower streets running alongside the river. It can be very crowded so beware when the trams comes.
  • A very impressive structure. Important to wander across as the views from each side are wonderful. Pavements narrow and traffic fast sometimes. Well worth going up to the top level as well. The views are magnificent.

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