Ponte Vasco da Gama

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The Vasco da Gama Bridge is one of the bridges over the Tagus River, which connects Lisbon and Montijo in the South Bank. Inaugurated in March 1998, it is the largest bridge in Europe, with 17.3 km long (over 10.5 miles), and one of the highest buildings in Portugal, with 155 m of height. Its name celebrates the 500 years of the arrival of Vasco da Gama to India, in 1498.

Located very close to Parque das Nações, where Expo 98 was held, the Vasco da Gama Bridge serves as a backdrop. A curiosity of this bridge is that when it was inaugurated, it was served here the largest feijoada in the world, a fact recorded in the Guinness Book.

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