The Dom Luis Bridge in Porto is an architectural achievement and a must-see for every tourist visiting this city. It is can be noticed from da Ribeira Square, which I left and walked from along Cais Da Ribeira, a street located on the waterside. It is a distance of about 300 metres, so if I hadn't been so enchanted by the views, people and atmosphere, I would have got there in less than 5 minutes. I reached it after over 30 minutes, but at least I have fantastic photos!
Ponte Dom Luis I was built between 1881-1886. The bridge connects the two banks of the Douro river and two sides of Porto. It is 385 metres and 25 centimetres long and it weighs 3045 tonnes. The construction was once the longest two-storey steel bridge in the world. It is named after one of the Portuguese rulers, King Louis I.
It is worth walking to the Luis Bridge on foot, mainly because of the breathtaking views. From here, you can also get to the other, southern side of Porto (Vila Nova de Gaia), without haste. I took a few more photos of the colourful boats floating on the Douro river and the city seen from yet another perspective.