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Built in 1886, this bridge links Porto and Gaia.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the lower level” (242 reviews)
“beautiful bridge” (211 reviews)
“cable car” (235 reviews)
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Porto, Portugal
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"the lower level"
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"beautiful bridge"
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"cable car"
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"the river"
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"eiffel tower"
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"both sides"
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"vila nova de gaia"
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"the upper deck"
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"lower bridge"
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"across the bridge"
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"on foot"
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"upper part"
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"port cellars"
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"porto wine"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most beautiful bridges in the work. You can walk over either the upper or lower deck. A structural master piece. Try to view at night as well .

Thank Villa57
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Reviewed yesterday

It is an easy walk on the lower level from Porto to Gaia. You should do it at least once. We rode a bus across the top level—nice views. Both sides of the river are fun. We, also, did a boat under the bridge which...More

Thank MTS--1000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this bridge. It is a massive imposing structure over the river Douro. You can walk across on the lower level where the road is. However by far the best walk is over the very top where the tram/trains travel. Be warned it is not...More

Thank DawnPritchard
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Reviewed yesterday

Easy to walk across once there but beware of trams/trains as no segregation. The views are stunning and we then got down to ground level on the opposite side by way of the cable car.

Thank vincent12089
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the recommended path, walked along Ribeira waterfront to the lower level of the bridge and crossed it to the Gaia side, walked along the Gaia side and took the cable car to the top of the bridge and then crossed it back. Loved...More

Thank OfraNir1
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Reviewed yesterday

You have to walk across the river. It is easy and you get the best pictures. Most of the port houses are a block away, so you can take the pictures and enjoy the tastings. Next to the river it is full of small bars...More

Thank ssgaby
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am thoroughly impressed by the beauty of this city! The view from the bridge is absolutely fantastic. I would recommend seeing the city from Gaia's side. The colourful houses in the background will give you a nice picture.

Thank Clarissa F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice bridge, and many small charming restaurant on the river side, with nice wiev. If you go to Porto you have to see Ponte de Dom Luis!

Thank romanal756
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A visitor will have an instant love affair with this bridge; it is a work of art and it demands your attention. On a warm spring day when the Porto soccer team had won the championship, the city was alive celebrating the event and the...More

Thank chicago90Phoenix
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Will not miss this ponte de Dom Luis when you are in Porto.we walk upper deck from riviera to Gaia side and walk back from lower deck. It's safe to walk since it have special pedestrian walkway on both side .when walk back saw 2...More

Thank leneme
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Elaine F
29 July 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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Olga D
12 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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ChorleyKatyb
5 May 2017|
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Response from martinmolloy72 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk along both levels but on the lower level the pavements are a bit narrow and you find yourself constantly dodging oncoming people. Its also busy with cars so you can't even walk on the road. The upper levels... More
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