Pilares da Antiga Ponte Pensil, Porto

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  • Well... it is two old pillars and quiclky overlooked. But the view in breathtaking and the the whole Ribeira city quarter is cosy and well worth the visit. So while visiting Ribeira, make sure to swin...  more »
  • The Pensil bridge was a suspended bridge linking the two banks of the Douro, between the city of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. It opened in 1843 and operated for 45 years, as the population did not trust its security. It was then replaced by the Bridge of Luiz I, but there are still two pillars in stone, in the form of an obeliscus.
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  • The locals call these the two towers and me, not being a Portuguese local, immediately thought of Lord of the Rings, the Two Towers. Nope, not those towers. This is such a beautiful spot to overlook the river and the north and south side riverbanks. And it's always enjoyable to people watch. If you go onto the bridge, just be patient and polite while walking because the sidewalk is quite narrow. Only holds two people wide and you brush shoulders when walking by, so please don't walk side by side.
  • They are just pillars, 4/5
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