Ponte de Dona Maria Pia

The D. Maria Pia Bridge, built little above the D. Luís I Bridge, allowed the railway connection between the two Douro sides. Its construction, planned by Eiffel, began in January, 1876. It was built with great precaution because its only roadway is hanging at about 61 metres above the river’s water level. In all the construction were used about 1600 tons of iron, which didn’t even scratch its lines’ harmony and elegance. The works were concluded on November, 4th, 1877 and nowadays, although it is closed, we can still admire its beauty and usefulness.

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Sobre o rio Douro
4300,Porto

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Monuments near Ponte de Dona Maria Pia

Avenida da Boavista, Porto

Monumento ao Empresário


The Monumento do Empresário (a tribute to the Porto’s great businessmen) is at the beginning of the Marechal Gomes da Costa Avenue. It was created in the begin…

Rua das Condominhas, Porto

Igreja de São Martinho de Lordelo


Characteristic temple from the end of the XVIII century, covered with azulejos (tiles) on the exterior. The front is sided by two strong bell towers and ended …

Largo de Dom João III, Porto

Estátua a Afonso de Albuquerque


Stone statue by Diogo de Macedo, built in 1930. It is at the Largo de D. João III, at the Bairro Gomes da Costa.

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