In 1963, the Arrábida Bridge was the largest concrete arch in the world.
Since 2016, the arch became the only in Europe that is open to visitors. It is a unique opportunity to have access to a building that has been closed to the public for 53 years (despite some clandestine visits...).
Together with a guide and all the safety equipment, even those with who are afraid of heights can climb one of the most iconic buildings in Porto.
At the top, 65 meters above the river, a quiet and relaxing place to enjoy unique views... and a delicious surprise.
Finally, the descent of the 262 steps reveals the size and elegance of this national monument. From 12 years up, in groups between 1 and 13 people.
See you up there!
how to get here
along the riverside (25 minutes from Ribeira)
line 1, stop Ponte Arrábida
STCP 500, stop Ponte Arrábida
(+ 5 minute walk)
Blue Bus, stop Helitours;
Red Bus, stop Massarelos;
Yellow Bus, stop Tramcar Museum
Rua do Ouro 680, Porto, Portugal
(the access is up a granite staircase that exists 50 meters to the West of the bridge - on your left if you turn your back to the river.
In Google Maps is still wrongly indicated, it is WEST of the bridge!)
Climb up 262 steps
atop a 65 metre arch.
See how the bridge was built more than 50 years ago.
Learn about Porto's 6 bridges
from the exhibition at the bottom!
A must for Photography lovers!
Spot the towers of 5 churches and many other landmarks.
A delicious surprise awaits at the top!
30 minute guided tour
small groups of 1 to 13 people.
Not an extreme activity, just stairs with a great view!
Handrail + Lifeline (EN 795) + Harness (EN 361)
From 12 years up (>79 must sign a term of responsibility).
Free to take photos on the bottom and the top of the arch; but not during the climb (except go-pro type cameras attached to the head, chest or arm).
There is no need to gather a group,
1 climber is enough to go up.