Dom Luis I in Porto, Portugal

Dom Luis I Bridge is an iconic structure in Porto, Portugal. One of the five amazing bridges of Porto (together with Dona Maria, Ponte de Infante, Ponte de São João and Arrabida Bridge), Dom Luis I Bridge was built in 1886 to stand as the bridge with the longest iron arch in the world at that time.

About Dom Luis I Bridge:

It was desiged by a disciple of famous Gustave Eiffel.

Dom Luis I and the other bridges in the city span across the Duoro River to connect Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia.

Dom Luis Bridge, a historical land impressively beautiful structure, offers travelers one of the greatest views over the old city centre of Porto and over the port of Nova Vila de Gaia.

The upper level of the bridge is used as a metro track while the lower level is used by cars and pedestrians.

Its full length is of 385 meters while the length of its arch span is 172 meters.

What to see near Dom Luis I Bridge:

Both Porto and the Vila Nova da Gaia town are very popular touristic attractions.

With 17 beaches on 17km of sea shore and with its famous port wineries, Villa da Gaia, in the South of the Porto Distict, makes a very picturesque city.

Porto, kown for the fortified wine with the same name, includes many touristic attractions, located mainly in the city center.

Among the attractions that must be seen by any tourist in Porto, are the Cathedral, dating from the 12th century, Palacio da BolsaClerigos Tower, an amazing landmark of the city, Casa da Musica(important for its priceless architecture) and , of course, the view  over the two cities offered by each one of the famous Porto bridges.

Accommodation near Dom Luis I:

There are countless hotel within the city, ranging from one to five stars and offering great prices and services. You should check several before decided upon your favorite accommodation option; of all these hotels, the ones mentioned below are closes to Dom Luis Bridge:

Residencial Porto Madrid Hotel is a two stars hotel located 700 meters from the bridge. It offers air conditioner, telephone, satellite TV and free WiFi in the public area, at quite decent prices.

The five stars Hotel da Bolsa is closer to the bridge (500 meters) and features many facilities, such as luggage storage, parking, safe deposit boxes, baby sitting, medical assistance and more.

Pestana Porto Hotel is a great choice for a dream vacation, as it features not only 5 stars facilities, but also the possibility of being accommodated in a Unesco World Heritage design building as well as in one of the most charming hotels in Porto.

Intercontinental Hotel Palacio Das Cardosas, a 5 stars location only 700 meters from the Dom Luis I Bridge. Among the luxurious facilities are a marble bathroom with separate bathtub and shower, a fitness center and a luxurious urban Spa.

Address: Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia