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This is the main bridge of Porto, connecting it to the neighbor city, Vila Nova de Gaia. All made of iron, it has about 395 meters of length and 8 meters of width and two floors that connect both lower and upper end of the city. Théophile Seyrig is the responsible for the construction, and built it by order of the king Luis I, who gives name to the bridge. Seyrig had worked with Gustave Eiffel on the D. Maria Pia bridge before, and followed the architecture style of his master. Finished by 1888, the D. Luis I bridge is still one of the most emblematic sights of the city.
Access: Metro: S. Bento + 5 min. walking or Jardim do Morro
Tips: To see this and other bridges join one of our Douro River cruises!