View from the top took a little break last week but this week I am back! This weeks ‘View from the top’ comes to you from the Portuguese Town of Porto from the top of the Dom Luis Bridge.
This sprawling bridge goes over the Douro River in Porto and is quite a nice bridge (as bridges go). The bridge began construction in 1881 and was finished five years later. It has an upper deck that trams, cars and pedestrians can access and a lower deck.
The bridge links ‘old town Porto’ with the more modern area. It is almost 400m in length and 44m in height. I’m not great with heights so the walk along this bridge made me feel a little queasy. But check out how amazing this view from the top is!
The view from the bridge though is just lovely, you get an amazing view of the old town Porto. The people going about their day on and the winding alley ways of the Ribiera which is a quirky area of Porto near the river.
It looks like a quintessential European old town with it’s bright orange roofs and historical buildings.
If you are in Porto I highly suggest taking a stroll for this beautiful view over this quaint little town.
You can read about my weekend in Pretty Porto.
Next weeks ‘View from the top’ comes to you from my recent trip to Tromso, Norway. The view from Storsteinen Mountain.
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