Puente 25 de abril (25th of April Bridge)
Nothing more romantic that then fully illuminated bridge at night. Picture-postcard, a must-see!
It is the most sought-after picture as the visitor looks out onto the Tagus estuary. Lisbon's "Golden Gate" adorns thousands of postcards and makes us dream of the vibrant side of this nostalgic city. This great piece of engineering with a length of 2.27 kilometres (her masts rising 190 meters above the water level) was built in 1966 by the same company that built the famous bridge in San Francisco. It owes its name to the revolution of 25 April 1974, which brought democracy to Portugal. Its construction did away with traffic jams on its neighbour Vasco de Gama bridge. If you are not driving over the bridge (entering Lisbon this way is quite an experience), find at least a vantage point in the city (San Pedro de Alcantara is just perfect) at nightfall to see the illuminated bridge. A monument to frame romantic moments with the soft ocean breeze in your hair.