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Vasco da Gama Bridge

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Address: Lisbon, Portugal

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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This bridge is visible from far... but walking to it from the Parque das Naçoes is quite a challenge, as it only "seems" close. Nice walk though.

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Pascale P
Strasbourg, France
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Strasbourg, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This bridge is visible from far... but walking to it from the Parque das Naçoes is quite a challenge, as it only "seems" close. Nice walk though.

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have the time I would recommend taking a boat trip that passes under the bridge so you may admire the size of this amazing bridge. I imagine crossing it is another great experience!

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Naantali, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This impressive Bridge was made for 1998 World Expo and it is longest Bridge in Europe, over 17km(way over 10 miles). Located in Parque das Nacoes area, little outside of City Center and Old Town, but definitely worth of visit, because there are lots to see and do in this area. Like for example Vasco da Gama Tower, Oceanarium, Casino,... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the first things I've surprisingly seen when landing in Lisbon was a part of Vasco da Gama bridge when still in the plane on the runway ; the bridge can be best seen when visiting the Parque das Nacoes the huge exhibition site which was built for the 1995 World Exhibition; the bridge crosses the Teju river,its design... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a tour bus heading south from Lisbon and the route took us over the 8 mile plus Vasco da Gama Bridge. The Tagus River is wide at this point. We crossed at low tide so there were a number of people out gathering clams and other shell fish as well as shrimpers. A number of boats were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad to make it across safe. Does it's job really well connecting two pieces of land across a waterway.

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Hounslow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just happened to cross this bridge while traveling from Albufeira to Lisbon.. such beautiful place.. it's like wow.. no words to explain it

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very long 17km very nice view, crossover bettween Lisbon and south bay. Nice arquitecture not a must, but nice especially because it's view.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a sight what a view what a bridge. If you love a bridge you will wanna see the Vasco. Must do when my Lisboa.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bridge is a beautiful construction and easily seen from many viewpoints. We actually took a ferry across the river, but enjoyed very much our views of the bridge.

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