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Built in 1886, this bridge links Porto and Gaia.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the lower level” (258 reviews)
“beautiful bridge” (217 reviews)
“cable car” (253 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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"lower bridge"
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"the upper deck"
in 88 reviews
"across the bridge"
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"on foot"
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"upper part"
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"port houses"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed today

Lots of traffic, very crowded and narrow sidewalks. Good access between Gaia and Porto. It’s well lit so going across at night is not a problem. It’s just always so crowded with cars and people.

Thank Teresuzza
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Reviewed today

You must walk over this bridge. Views are surreal. Go at sunset. Go at sunrise. Not to be missed Be weary of the trams and the cars as you make your way to the bridge, as it can be quite tight for traffic and pedestrians.

Thank rapariga_madeirense
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Reviewed today via mobile

The landscape that you can get from the upper level are the best. It was desgined by Gustavel Eiffel and you can see the signature on his structure.

Thank Paola A
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bridges and the river are at the heart of Porto, and a visit to this bridge puts you there. It links Porto to Gaia, and takes about 5 mins to walk across, plus stopping time. Best views are from the upper level. For photographers wanting...More

Thank BettyBlue
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an iconic part of Porto and you can take photos from either of the two levels. You can also stroll along the the river banks on either side for more great views. One complaint is that the sidewalks are quite narrow, so be...More

Thank jhapp77
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Reviewed yesterday

we rented an apartment very close to the top part, near the Cathedral. so we walked the top part of the bridge every evening. the view is gorgeous on both sides Porto and the small city on the other side of Douro river. beautiful also...More

Thank Florin_Petrescu
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are no two ways about it - this is a big bridge. Straddling two sides of a river (like all the *best* bridges) this beauty has it all: a road, a public footpath ... you name it (so long as what you’re naming is...More

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We debated doing the bridge climb, which many people recommend, but then decided against doing so, partly because of the cost of doing so and the hassle of booking a time. Instead, we walked across the bottom part of the bridge, enjoyed the other side...More

Thank lt3333
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We cross this bridge first from down when we visit the vinery and the second when we came back. It is a must to explore

Thank Dorina75
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walked this bridge from the top and the bottom and the views are great! One of the best and easiest ways to cross the river. It also has elevator options for people who need it or are lazy.

Thank Weekend_traveler_87
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Caroline L
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 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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