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Vasco da Gama Bridge
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Vasco da Gama Bridge which includes a bridge, modern architecture and a sunset

This elegant cable-stay bridge is one of the longest in Europe and is flanked by the green spaces and entertainments of Parque das Nacoes on one side.

Vasco de Gama is one of the longest bridges in Europe. The huge overpass crosses the River Tagus for 10 miles (17 kilometers) from Lisbon to the municipality of Montijo.

The bridge was named after the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who discovered the sea route to India in the 15th century. It’s so long that the bridge’s architects had to account for the curvature of the earth in its construction. It was built to ease the congested traffic south of Lisbon and was completed for the opening of the World Fair in 1998.

More than 3,000 people and four engineering companies were involved in completing the bridge, with a different engineering firm hired to handle four different sections. It was finished within 18 months.

Enjoy views of the River Tagus and the Vasco da Gama Bridge from the viewing platform of the 575-foot (145-meter) high Vasco da Gama Tower. The tower is the tallest skyscraper in Lisbon and is shaped like a sail. Bars, gelatarias and restaurants line the waterfront nearby. Shop for perfume, fashion and accessories at the Vasco da Gama shopping center.

Make the most of Lisbon’s great weather with a cruise along the river. Take a sailing lesson or rent a canoe to paddle under the bridge.

Enjoy more views of the bridge from the Parque das Nacoes, one of the most modern areas in Lisbon. The park showcases striking contemporary architecture, from the Oriente train station with its tree-like glass and steel canopy to the Portugal Pavilion, which has a concrete roof shaped like a ship’s sail. Volcano-shaped fountains decorate the park.

Reach the Vasco da Gama Bridge and surrounding attractions via metro. A cable car and miniature train connect the attractions in the Parque das Nacoes.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Vasco da Gama Bridge

ibis Lisboa Parque das Naçoes
ibis Lisboa Parque das Naçoes
3 out of 5
Rua do Mar Vermelho Lote 1 07 2 2, Lisbon
The price is SG$115 per night from 21 May to 21 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Parque das Nacoes, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lisbon International Exhibition Fair, Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre, and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (831 reviews)
"There was no AC in the room. I turned the system in what I thought was 20 degrees but it ended up heating up the room so I had to open the window to cool down the room again."

Reviewed on 28 Jan,2021

ibis Lisboa Parque das Naçoes
Myriad by SANA Hotels
Myriad by SANA Hotels
5 out of 5
Cais das Naus, Lote 2.21.01, Parque Das Nacoes, Lisbon
The price is SG$328 per night from 30 May to 30 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Parque das Nacoes, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Vasco da Gama Tower and Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre. Lisbon Oceanarium and Lisbon ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (681 reviews)
"A truly exceptional hotel with one of the most exceptional Management and staff who went above and beyond ."

Reviewed on 2 Sep,2020

Myriad by SANA Hotels
Tagus Marina - Houseboat
Tagus Marina - Houseboat
3 out of 5
Passeio do Adamastor - Edifício Nau, Loja 1, Lisbon
The price is SG$147 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Parque das Nacoes, this houseboat is within a 10-minute walk of Camoes Theater, Vasco da Gama Bridge and Lisbon Oceanarium. Atlantic Pavilion and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
A Quiet Sleep on the River
"A very unique and comfortable experience. Excellent communication. I’ll stay here again for sure."

Reviewed on 11 Sep,2020

Tagus Marina - Houseboat
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ibis Lisboa Parque das Naçoes
ibis Lisboa Parque das Naçoes
3 out of 5
Rua do Mar Vermelho Lote 1 07 2 2, Lisbon
The price is SG$115 per night from 21 May to 21 May
Excludes taxes & fees
ibis Lisboa Parque das Naçoes
Myriad by SANA Hotels
Myriad by SANA Hotels
5 out of 5
Cais das Naus, Lote 2.21.01, Parque Das Nacoes, Lisbon
The price is SG$328 per night from 30 May to 30 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Myriad by SANA Hotels
Tagus Marina - Houseboat
Tagus Marina - Houseboat
3 out of 5
Passeio do Adamastor - Edifício Nau, Loja 1, Lisbon
The price is SG$147 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Tagus Marina - Houseboat
Tivoli Oriente
Tivoli Oriente
4 out of 5
Av. D. João II, n.º 27, Parque das Nações, Lisbon
The price is SG$144 per night from 2 Jun to 2 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Tivoli Oriente
Narrowboat T1 Barge
Narrowboat T1 Barge
Passeio do Adamastor, Edifício Nau,, Loja 1, Lisbon, Lisboa
The price is SG$199 per night from 17 May to 17 May
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Barcaça Widebeam T2
Barcaça Widebeam T2
Passeio do Adamastor, Edifício Nau,, Loja 1, Lisbon, Lisboa
The price is SG$363 per night from 17 May to 17 May
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Barcaça Widebeam T2
Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto
Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto
3 out of 5
Aeroporto Internacional Lisboa, Rua C-2, Lisbon
The price is SG$119 per night from 23 May to 23 May
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Expo Spacious Flat With Terrace
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Olissippo Oriente
Olissippo Oriente
4 out of 5
Avenida Dom Joao II, Lote 1.03.2.2A, Lisbon
The price is SG$205 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Olissippo Oriente
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