Portugal: Porto – Dom Luís I Bridge

This is a monster of an attraction in Porto and an absolute must-do – the iconic double-decker massive metal bridge connecting the cities of Porto (with all its old town full of churches and cobblestone streets) and Vila Nova de Gaia (where all the port wine cellars are). Conceptualized by none other then Gustav Eiffel (think Eiffel Tower) in 1879, it was designed and built in 1881-86, and at the time of completion was the longest bridge in the world. The bridge has two decks – lower connecting the river level streets at 172m/564ft and upper connecting the cliff tops at 395m/1297ft. The views from both decks as we as the views of the bridge itself are truly spectacular and feeicl almost fake on their perfection. On the Porto side, you can take a funicular up to the second deck of the bridge, cross the bridge admiring mesmerizing views, then take a cable car down and end up straight in front the wine cellars (which your body will happily welcome, except for your liver).