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Ponte de Dom Luis I

Porto, Portugal
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Built in 1886, this bridge links Porto and Gaia.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“the lower level” (204 reviews)
“cable car” (205 reviews)
Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

Had difficulty finding how to get to upper level, but well worth it. Slightly disconcerting when trams come by but plenty of space. Views are excellent. Took cable car down into Gaia and visited a port cellar.

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the best place to wander around in Porto. Both the top and bottom pedestrian paths provide views down the Douro River and over the entire city. Easily walkable. Use the paths to go from the main city to the Gaia side for Port...More

Thank onlyherbackpack
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can navigate the top or the bottom of the bridge Bridge either way you will be challenged to walk up or down to what ever destination you want. There are no easy ways to change levels without working out walking up numerous stairs, catching...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don't like heights, but I could not pass up a stroll on this double deck bridge designed by a Gustave Eiffel student. The top deck has a 2-way pedestrian walkway with the Porto metro running in the center, the bottom deck is for car...More

Thank LVB0789
Reviewed yesterday

when you go down to the port you bump into this bridge we crossed it to the other side on a paved pavemant we also took the funicular from top to bottom at night where you can see the bridge

Thank Nadav M
Reviewed yesterday

Part of the experience of 'downtown' Porto at the Douro River. Magnificent views and great place to walk to and see.

Thank filebay
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely lovely bridge. Twin decks - top deck pedestrians and the metro line. Bottom deck pedestrians and general road traffic. Great views from top deck, see the Port houses and riverside activities. Fantastic when illuminated in the evening. Look out out for the local lads...More

Thank kilnerman
Reviewed yesterday

the bridge "Ponte Dom Luis I." is one of the major sights in Porto, you shouldn't and I think you won't miss it :)

Thank Nessii R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Crossed the bridge , was a nice walk but nothing exceptional , very touristy area , local people dont come here !

Thank JDC127
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice stroll across the top of the bridge to Vila Nova de Gaia. Used google maps to walk to Taylor's Port Winery. We walked down to the water and enjoyed the view of Porto. Watched a young man jump off the bridge. Then walked back...More

Thank DonnaC1961
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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!
Olga D
12 June 2017|
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
5 May 2017|
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Response from Richard3150 | Reviewed this property |
Yep you can walk on both levels but the top level is much better. My partner is also put off by heights and she stayed away from the edge and still saw the views. The trams run along the top level in both direction so you... More