Portugal inaugurates longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world


The 516 Aroucapedestrian suspension bridge in northern Portugal was completed by Portugal’s Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability.

The 516-meter-long bridge, which connects two hills with granite cliff faces in the Arouca Geopark, is suspended 175 meters above the Paiva river.


The bridge was designed as a tourist attraction for the Arouca region by the Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, and provides views over the Pavia Gorge and toward the nearby Aguieiras Waterfall. 

It’s right next to the Paiva Walkways, an eight-kilometer loop that snakes its way across the Arouca hills.

“A remarkable feat of national architecture,” Arouca Mayor Margarida Belém said. “It will undoubtedly become one of the most iconic structures in the municipality of Arouca and in the world, and it will undoubtedly become a symbol of modernity.”


The structure has also surpassed Switzerland’s 494-meter-long Charles Kuonen Bridge as Europe’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge.

While the Baglung Parbat Footbridge in Nepal also claims this tag, the developers believe the bridge is the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge.

“As we have said,” a spokeswoman for the local government said, “it is the biggest in the country.”

“With a length of 516 meters and a height of 175 meters above sea level, it is the highest in terms of construction and power.”

Madeira Portugal

Love Madeira: Golden sand & crystal clear waters

  Madeira is a Portuguese island located west of the Mediterranean Sea in the Atlantic Ocean. Please enable JavaScript E-Mail-Marketing-Services by Benchmark   Madeira attracts a large number of visitors each year due to its beautiful landscapes, gardens, flowers, and tropical temperature. A multitude of beaches may be found along Madeira’s coastline. Calheta, one of […]

Read More
Faro Portugal

Why two Portuguese villages ranked among the Best in the world

Cumeada and Castelo Rodrigo are two Portuguese communities that have won the World Tourism Organization‘s Best Tourism Village Award. The award was presented during the OMT’s 24th General Assembly, which is now taking place in Madrid. These awards are being granted for the first time this year, with the goal of recognizing the greatest rural […]

Read More
Madeira Portugal Vaccination

Portugal: Madeira will begin vaccinating children against COVID-19

Madeira has not recorded any cases of the Omicron variant and is scheduled to start immunizing 14,715 children aged 5 to 11 on December 14. Health Minister Pedro Ramos said: “The vaccines (intended to vaccinate children) will arrive on December 13, a week ahead of schedule.” Government officials emphasized that the region will receive 25% […]

Read More