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Portuguese Bridge

| near the Blue Nile Water Fall, Debre Libanos, Ethiopia
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Interesting Construction

It’s an impressive sight, stretching out across the gorge! What makes it fascinating is the fact... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Prodipto B
via mobile
Super view with historical monument

I have visited the Portuguese Bridge many times for business purpose. I always love the scenery... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Muluken G
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| near the Blue Nile Water Fall, Debre Libanos, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s an impressive sight, stretching out across the gorge! What makes it fascinating is the fact that it was built with ostrich eggshells and limestone four hundred years ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the Portuguese Bridge many times for business purpose. I always love the scenery which is more beautiful during the Ethiopian rainy season (June to September) as it would also offer powerful waterfall. Entrance fee for foreign visitors is 45 Ethiopian Birr per...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We went to the Portuguese Bridge on a day trip out of Addis with our two young children. Because the kids really wanted to see Gelada monkeys (baboons), we went there first as our driver believed we would have the best chance there, we were...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I have been meaning to get here for many years and it was worth it! In the past this road has been closed due to unrest and protesting but with the new PM the country of Ethiopia is on the mend and the unrest is...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We went with a guide on a day trip from Addis. It was nice to get out into the clear air and see the beautiful scenery. The valley is gorgeous and quite picturesque. We started our hike from a little guest house up on the...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Allow a full day to visit the Portuguese Bridge from Addis as the drive can take up to 3 hours each way. But it is an awesome opportunity to see the countryside as well as visit this stunning site which is relatively uncommercialized. You will...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Astonishing view, the beauty of the nature is just overwhelming. I am unsure whether the bridge actually has some old history as locals claim (they tend to make up stories about next to everything so turists will go and visit). But, its just really a...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This was a great experience. Remember to wear sturdy climbing shoes or such. The whole path is very rocky. The bride has an entrance fee. We paid about 30 birr per person.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The Portuguese Bridge visit is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of Addis Ababa. After a short hike you will reach an ancient bridge from which you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Jema Valley. Keep an eye for wildlife. Gelada monkeys...More

Thank MRCordova
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The walk down to the Portuguese Bridge requires decent shoes (I did it in clogs which wasn't ideal) and should be considered carefully with young kids or less athletic family members. It is well worth it for whichever version of the bridge's history you go...More

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Response from JennaLThompson | Reviewed this property |
If you are only in Addis for one day you probably don’t want to waste it driving up to the Portuguese Bridge even though I highly recommend the trip. It would take about 5 hours of your day to drive to the bridge, spend an... More
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