Porto - Bishop's Palace and Luis I Bridge

Porto - Bishop's Palace and Luis I Bridge

Looking through the arch of Porto's famous Dom Luis I bridge and to the Episcopal Palace beyond. The double decked metal bridge has a lower level for cars and upper level for trains and spans 172 metres across the River Douro. Completed in 1886 it forms the backdrop to Porto's Ribeira district.

The Paço Episcopal (Bishop's Palace) is the former residence of the bishops of Porto. Positioned just in front of the cathedral it dominates the UNESCO World Heritage Site skyline.


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Porto is considered the capital of the north and as the second largest city in Portugal, rightfully so. There are really very few similarities between Porto and Lisbon – they are both near the coast, on the banks of large rivers and...