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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“the lower level” (228 reviews)
“beautiful bridge” (195 reviews)
“cable car” (215 reviews)
Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What makes this bridge so special is the amazing view that you get from it. The walk on it can be a bit unpleasant because of the trams passing on it, but its perfect spot for taking photos.

Thank Magdalena I
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can walk across the top and bottom. Great bridge walk across the top (for free) which provides great views of the river both ways. The bridge itself is very impressive and well maintained. Walking along the bottom is not as good because the walkways...More

Thank lentheman
Reviewed 3 days ago

we passed from Porto to Gaia on the lower deck, than we followed the riverside promenade, we took the teleferico de Gaia and then we passed back to Porto on the upper deck on the lower deck, use the sidewalk from left, as you are...More

Thank PopisteanuG
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not for those with a fear of heights! As the tram passes by the bridge, it does give you a rocky feeling, but don't worry, it's a safe walk through the bridge, which gives you a nice view of the town, especially at sunset!

Thank Dorottya V
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was worth it to walk across and see the sunset from the other side. I was able to get several beautiful pictures of the town and water.

Thank Tequila2121
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice walk with views, walked on the top over the river, came back across on the bottom. Had lunch at the port cellars

Thank Wayne J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely worth a walk across, with lovely views of the waterfront. Either keep on the top level travelling south from the station, or go across from the waterfront and take the cable car from the riverside on the south side of the river.

Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The bridge seeks your attention immediately. It is grand and offers nice views of the city and the river Durro. It looks even more magnificent in the dark. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank haditi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great bridge which is a bit different because it has two levels which you can cross on - in fact it supports just about every transport mode - we didn’t try horses but there is everything else! Walk, cycle, Segway, train, tram, cable car over...More

Thank Guillods
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice views of downtown Porto and the river; pleasant walk to the other side (Nova Gaia). Only occasional subway cars on the upper level , so a nice walk.

Thank Hart J
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Elaine F
28 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