Pilar 7 - Bridge Experience
Lisbon’s new attraction, Pilar 7 – Bridge Experience – continues to astonish its visitors since it opened in 2017.
Located in the Avenida da Índia, this new attraction features a panoramic viewpoint on the bridge’s deck level and a virtual reality experience on its pillar.
Areas previously inaccessible to the public can now be visited through a sensory experience lived inside this vital bridge’s pillar, resulting in a journey through the history and construction techniques of this national monument, which ends with the construction of an elevator that goes up 80 meters to the top, by the road, allowing an unprecedented view of the city, in particular of such as Belém, the city of Almada and the Tagus river.
The visit starts in the area outside the central massif of Pilar 7, where it is possible to admire the scale of the Bridge’s structures, as well as getting to know some of the peculiarities inherent to its construction.
Within Pilar 7, it is possible to watch 360° projections about the Bridge’s construction through four short films that show the interventions and the grandeur of this work.
In an adjoining room, the visitor is surrounded by the blue waters of the Tagus river, climbing on a platform that allows one to emerge from these virtual waters, and as one reaches the top one can feel, hear and see the train that crosses both margins as it approaches.
A suspended staircase will give you access to another room where a set of upper and lower mirrors provides an illusion of depth and grandeur of the interior of the Pilar 7 massif, where the project’s main attraction is located, the viewpoint with a panoramic sight, where the visitor will enjoy an unparalleled experience.
Recently awarded “Best Public Project” in the category of Engineering by “Prémios Construir”, this is a unique experience not to miss.