This bridge was very well known the last past years by tourists especially, because of the huge amount of love locks you could see on it. They were removed few times ago, for security reasons (one section of the balustrade fall in the river few months ago, because of the weight of the locks on it). The temporary panels you can see here should be replaced by plexiglas ones, if I well understood.
It wasn’t even the best late afternoon, but somehow we ended up with this marvel and I had to take the opportunity. It’s a beautiful place.
“To fully discover Porto and its history you must go to Foz do Douro. Facing the Atlantic you’ll be struck by an incredible quality of life, the utmost romantic walks where every evening sun and sea merge into one spectacular climax.
These beaches proudly display the blue flag eco-label, a sign of high quality unpolluted seawater. Take a stroll under the “Pergola da Foz” built in the 1930s. As the story goes, the Mayor of Porto’s wife at the time, had been so enchanted by the pergola of the “Promenade des Anglais » in the French town of Nice that she simply had to have the same in Porto. Here it is called the “Praia dos Ingleses” a reminder that the English (and other British citizens!) have always enjoyed a close relationship with Portugal.”