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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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“beautiful bridge” (194 reviews)
“cable car” (212 reviews)
Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We climbed up the steep staircase next to the bridge and then walked onto the upper level, where there were great views of the Ribeira, other parts of Porto, and boats on the river. The only down side of visiting the second level is that...More

Thank DGandSAG
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s an amazing sight from the top of the bridge but all I can say is think “cassandra crossing bridge”. It carries trams on the top and cars and buses on the lower span. You can walk both spans but getting from lower to upper...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 3 days ago

the view is amazing, in patricular at the sunset or during the night. it'w possible to reach with the cableway

Thank PugliaExperience
Reviewed 4 days ago

Steel bridge among the most beautiful bridges in the world. Accessible for a walk on two level. Very well integrated into the picturesque surrounding.

Thank AmirCaus
Reviewed 5 days ago

Inside the walking tour through the town, we were crossing Ponte de Don Luis. It was a sunny day and during the walking, you can see nice pictures of the downtown. Good experience - you are walking and in the middle is train driving. From...More

Thank dav0rinn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a gorgeous warm and blue sky day. At the bridge’s area there’s the riviera and where we took a boat ride (23 euros which included a 50 minuets boat ride and a free entrance to Balem wine cellar). Beautiful and gorgeous area. Especially...More

Thank Tomer_where_to_next
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful view, and probably the best metro run in the world! We bought the 2 day Porto Card and took the bus North, then the metro back to the river. If you want to tour the Port Wineries with an English tour,...More

Thank CarpetAddict
Reviewed 5 days ago

i would say along with Sao Bento train station this bridge is the most iconic landmark of Porto, for the best pictures try to go there sunrise,at night or near sunset, there are 2 levels, the bridge is so high so going walking from one...More

Thank Sherif S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The views across the river was so beautiful and majestic. It didn't seem that way during the day though. The walk across the bridge was busy at night and people would walk around each on the street at times...just keep an eye out for oncoming...More

Thank luvnsx
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on a free walking tour and this was one of the stops. The view from the bridge was really beautiful, so it is definitely worth going to when you are in Porto!

Thank JadeK808
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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