Ponte de Dom Luis I

ponte Luiz I, Porto


The Dom Luís I Bridge is an arch bridge that connects the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. It lies over the Douro. The Huge metal bridge is the most famous point in Porto and a popular tourist destination. The construction of the bridge is double-deck. The author of the bridge is the world known Gustave Eiffel, who presented the project of the bridge in 1879. The bridge has 172 metres length and was the longest one in the world at the time of its construction.
The bridge is situated in the most lively area of Porto, around historic spots. It is used by pedestrians, cars and tramway, so you can have a nice walk there. Though it is not for those, who have fear of height.

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  • Paul Romein

    - 11 September 2018 -

    Spectacular bridge in the middle of the city of Porto. It's both an icon, and a functional access way between the two sides of the river. There are two decks and you can walk across both of them - on the top or way down on the bottom. In a sense, it separates the city into a layered maze and makes it so much easier to get around!

  • Lukasz Ryszka

    - 11 September 2018 -

    If you study architecture then this is the place to go. Good history behind and engineering achievement. Nice place to visit as tourist. easy to walk to and about.

  • Elton Quadros

    - 03 September 2018 -

    Beautiful place. The street musicians were very entertaining. Must take the boat ride here and visit the vineyards as well

  • Sun Set

    - 25 August 2018 -

    One of the interesting bridges, reminding on Eiffel tower. If you love to walk and enjoy in the moments of Sunset, do it also from this bridge..find the good place and enjoy in time.

  • Sebastian Doe

    - 20 August 2018 -

    You can walk on the top or bottom, but the bottom of the bridge gets quite busy. From the top of the bridge you can get the cable car, or from the bottom part you can ride the Funicular. Trams run over the top so you can get a good view from them, and the top provides some of the best views in Porto in my opinion.

  • Maya Chernous

    - 16 August 2018 -

    This bridge is one of my favourite in the whole world! Perfect views over the charming city of porto as well as interesting architecture! Its what makes Porto so beautiful and what makes Portugal so welcoming! I recommend coming to Porto as well as trying the legendary Pastel Del Natas (Just trust me on it. They come straight from heaven) And make sure to take a beautiful scenic walk across this bridge. I guarantee you'll want to do it more than once! :)

  • Jonida Make Up Artist

    - 28 July 2018 -

    Very nice view on the city of Porto, from the top or the bottom. Nearby there is a nice Bar restaurant were you can sit and drink a good wine enjoying same time some good live music. Highly recommended!

  • Sian Campbell-Kealy

    - 23 July 2018 -

    Historic bridge spanning River Douro. We caught tram across the top section and walked across the lower section. It links Porto with Villa da Gaia. It can be busy on lower section as buses and cars use it. Pathway is narrow. Great views up and down river from it.

  • Rachel Finley

    - 28 June 2018 -

    The architecture of this bridge is beautiful! I highly recommend seeing. It's free and you get a wonderful view of the city.

  • Amit Sidhpura

    - 17 June 2018 -

    Amazing architecture and design. Highly recommend walking across the bridge and venturing over to the Port side. It’s full of amazing history with all of Porto’s major port wineries located along the waterfront.

  • Saadet Terzi

    - 16 April 2018 -

    Very beautiful view

  • Lina Pazos

    - 12 April 2018 -

    Great view of the Ribeira and the River Duomo.

  • Claudia Ormrod

    - 11 February 2018 -

    Beautiful views from it. I loved it!

  • Claudia Ormrod

    - 08 February 2018 -

    Beautiful views. It's a most!

  • Eva Lokajová

    - 02 January 2018 -

    Take a walk, enjoy the view and then go down to wine cellars to taste wine 😋

  • Varvara 😻 Ntenti

    - 08 December 2017 -

    Most beautiful attraction in the city

  • Pau

    - 07 December 2017 -

    Incredible view from the top of the bridge. You can walk through it and visit the other side of the river. Don’t miss this experience.

  • Andrew Litvak

    - 29 November 2017 -

    If you think it looks like the Eiffel Tower, there’s a good reason for it. Cross the bridge at the top for a great panorama of both sides of the river.

  • Clement H.

    - 06 November 2017 -

    Great view from here, even if it’s better from the Cais Ribeira

  • cellwall

    - 05 November 2017 -

    the night view was awesome. worth waiting.

Ponte de Dom Luis I tours

Porto Walking Tour

Get to know the history of Porto on this walking tour with an expert local guide! Explore the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, seeing Baroque churches and the incredible Porto Cathedral. Hear of Moorish invasions and see some of the city’s more modern highlights, like the wine...

Best of Porto Segway Tour

Explore Porto on a self-balancing electric Segway, and follow a guide through the city’s UNESCO-listed Ribeira neighborhood. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and admire top Porto attractions like pretty São Bento Station, Ponte de Dom Luis I, Porto Cathedral and Bolhão Market. Soak up the...

Porto City Tour With an Official Guide

Take in the sights of Porto on this 4-hour guided city tour. Start by driving past the Casa da Música concert hall, down Avenida da Boavista, and into Foz, Porto’s seaside district. Return to the historic UNESCO World Heritage-listed city center for a walking tour. Your guide will point out the...

Modern Art Oporto

Porto, UNESCO World Heritage since 1996, with more than 2000 years of history holds a lot of culture, heritage and art from the late 19th century to the Roaring 20s. In a 3 hours walking tour around the historic city centre, starting at the central railway station of S. Bento, enjoy the how Porto...

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