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Built in 1886, this bridge links Porto and Gaia.
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All reviews the lower level beautiful bridge cable car the river eiffel tower both sides lower bridge vila nova de gaia the upper deck across the bridge on foot upper part port houses port wine cellars nice walk visiting porto metro
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed a cable car ride up to the bridge, got some good photos on the way and certainly lots from the bridge itself. It was very windy walking along the top but well worth it and not so crowded on a Monday morning, Sunday...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 987margaretj
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An imposing structure across the river Douro, straddling between Porto and Villa Nova de Gaia, the iron bridge is impressive and offers amazing views of the river and surrounding areas. You can take great pictures from the top level metro track plus from the lower...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 783AndrewT
Reviewed 2 days ago

As Porto lies high above the Douro river and the hillsides facing it are steep, building a bridge there is challenging. The Ponte de Dom Luis I, built in 1886, is unique because its graceful metal arch carries two decks. By the time it was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Seeking_True_Quality
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful landmark to see day or night. Beautiful views as you walk across the bridge. Both upper and lower decks are accessible with great viewing points down the river.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JulieG5262
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its a very nice place to take wonderful pictures from the bridge, watch some local childer jump from the bridge and do not forget to stay on the bridge during the sunset as the view is breathtaking! Your camera should always be in your hands...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank T1025ZU_
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Built by Eiffel’s compatriot, this structure is not only an attraction on its own but also a great way to see the city on both sides of the river especially at sun set. And ask the locals how to take the lift up at the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Aznan_Wanderlust
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great bridge. It dates back to the late 19th century. In fact Gustav Eiffel had something to do with it, although he did not end up building it, rather one of his students, I think, built it. Eiffel built another bridge, nearby,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The bridges make Porto what it is today but it is not only this one that is worth seeing it is all of them, and best seen from the river boat ride. However, well worth walking over this at all levels the view is superb.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Glen B
Reviewed 6 days ago

You cannot visit Porto and avoid this bridge BUT it is well worth visiting as well. May have been modelled by Eiffel, but is in full time use in the 21st century.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Iain S
Reviewed 6 days ago

just take some time to see it, get on it and get across it!!! perfect!! also do the two floors ich one has is owne ausemeness

Date of experience: May 2018
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239CarolineL
23 June 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
29 July 2017|
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Response from siddhantkeshwani | 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
13 June 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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