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Vasco da Gama Bridge

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Named after the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco da Gama, this immense...

Named after the famous 15th-century explorer, Vasco da Gama, this immense cable-stayed bridge across the Tagus River is eleven miles long, and punctuated with more than seven miles of bridges and viaducts.

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A grand bridge over Tagus

We saw this bridge from the distance of the Parque das Nacoes, but it proved out to be an incredible structure, the end not visible to the eye. The form is very well complementing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This long suspension bridge is best viewed from the Parque Nacoses, maybe from the cable car there. It's not as photogenic as the 25th April Bridge further along the river, more functional.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw this bridge from the distance of the Parque das Nacoes, but it proved out to be an incredible structure, the end not visible to the eye. The form is very well complementing the Gare de Norte architecture. As we learnt, special are was taken for the marshes below and for the lamp posts, not to interfere with wild... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Drove over this coming out of Lisbon. At the start it looks like a nice new suspension bridge, rising up and over. Get over the first crest and then it loops round and across the bay. It just keeps going! Very impressive engineering.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vasco da Gama Bridge is a modern style bridge and more attractive than the 25th April bridge. It is much longer and generally enhances the Lisbon skyline.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very pretty and provides great views of the water. Longer than I had thought. Drove over this bridge on our way south to the Algarve.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the golden gate of lisbon, but a spectacular bridge and great to drive across but also to view from many angles.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and rangeviews that spans the Tagus River in Parque das Nações in Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), with a total length of 17.2 km (10.7 mi). It is stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Lisbon you must experience traveling across the bridge if for no other reason than to take it all in. It is massive and very impressive. Have crossed the Golden Gate in San Fran and it is that same feeling of floating above the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took this long bridge from Lisbon to Setubal. Tide was out, so got to see fisherman in the riverbed looking for clams? Beautiful piece of modern architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the two bridges connecting Lisbon across the tejo river. It is a nice drive over and the other side of the river has lots to offer. TH

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