Ponte 25 de Abril
Docas de Santo Amaro
This group of old warehouses have been converted into a lovely patch of restaurants and bars, all with stupendous views over the marina...
This fun 90-minute tour takes visitors on a land and river tour in an amphibious vehicle that drives straight into the Tejo! It begins...
Kiss the Cook
If you're into Portuguese food in a big way and fancy picking up a few tips and tricks from the experts, why not pass by Kiss the Cook?...
The newest tenant for LX Factory is this hyper-cool two-storey nightclub, which features a 120-sq-metre vertical garden above the...
Famous for market-fresh seafood, Doca Peixe is practically under Ponte 25 de Abril. Savour lemony oysters, cod with clams and coriander,...
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Ponte 25 de Abril information
Most people experience déjà vu the first time they clap eyes on the bombastic suspension-bridge Ponte 25 de Abril. It’s hardly surprising given that it’s the spitting image of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, was constructed by the same company in 1966, and, at 2.27km, is almost as long.
The thundering bridge dwarfs Lisbon’s docks and is dazzling when illuminated by night. It was called Ponte Salazar until the 1974 Revolution of the Carnations, when a demonstrator removed the ‘Salazar’ and daubed ‘25 de Abril’ in its place; the name stuck, the dictatorship crumbled.