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Ponte Internacional da Amizade reviews
We walked across the bridge to see Paraguay and get another stamp in our passports. We had read mixed reviews but had no problems and felt safe. We got our passports stamped at bother ends easily and.... more
We walked across the bridge to see Paraguay and get another stamp in our passports. We had read mixed reviews but had no problems and felt safe. We got our passports stamped at bother ends easily and.... more »
I walked over the bridge for a quick trip to Paraguay - it was fun to see all the market stalls, malls and shoppers in Ciudad del Este! I only spent an hour on the other side and found the crossing...
I walked over the bridge for a quick trip to Paraguay - it was fun to see all the market stalls, malls and shoppers in Ciudad del Este! I only spent an hour on the other side and found the crossing... more »
This can be a very dangerous place to visit. Only visit during the day when it is busy as there have been reports of mugging at gun point. Take a cab and do not try to walk there.
This can be a very dangerous place to visit. Only visit during the day when it is busy as there have been reports of mugging at gun point. Take a cab and do not try to walk there. more »
As a person that lives in the frontier and has passed this bridge countless times I will leave some tips for people that are visiting: - The bridge is not unsafe (and the cities aren't also) but you still have to pay attention for pickpockets. Doesn't mean you will find one but better to be precautious like you would in any big city. - As pedestrians we do almost the same thing that cars do on the road. If leaving Paraguay by foot, you go from customs (Shopping del Este side) to the same side of the road until you get to customs of Brazil, if you are retourning to Paraguay you have to come back on the other side. When on the hallway of the bridge, we usually walk on the right so people that are in a rush can pass by the left. - The times where the pedestrian walk are the most full are in the early morning (Paraguay's side) and after 3pm both sides as most people are trying to go back to Brazil or back to Paraguay. During blackfriday time in November the pedestrian side is as busy as it can get, a lot of people walking by with tons of boxes and bags. - Bring a hat or something to cover your head from the sun because the roof doesn't cover much, you can still see the sky. The roof and the barricades (?) are anti-suicide protections that they put up a few years ago, but in terms of rain and sun it doesn't protect much. Use sunscreen, a hat and bring a bottle of water with you to drink. It can be too hot or too cold (if windy). - If you pass to either side by bus or by car it can be fast sometimes but other times the road is too busy and you can be there for hours. Even though the problem is not in the bridge itself but the problem is the traffic before reaching the bridge from both sides. You can check that by searching "Ponte da Amizade camara" in google. - If you pass by bus the price is 12 reais or 15.000 guaraníes, goes back and forth in both countries every now and then. In Paraguay you can get in the bus at the terminal de buses or wherever downtown, goes to Brazil until TTU (Terminal de Transporte Urbano) and Rodoviária. Doesn't stop in the Aduanas (Customs) in case you need to make your entry. There are also "paseros" that can make you get to the other side faster and for a little bit cheaper (some) but you have to ask until which part of both cities they go (probably not outside downtown side). - There are places where fakes are sold in Ciudad del Este, but it's not just that. There are many official stores of International brands or where they are represented, for example: Shopping China, Monalisa, Nissei, Shopping Paris, SAX, Atacado Games, Mobile Zone, Mega Shopping Importados, Tokutokuya (Asian foods and goodies especially from Japan). - Currency used the most is US Dollars but you can also use Reais or Guaraníes in stores, check if buying in dollars is the best option for you, it usually is. - People Are going to try to drag you to theirstores, they will talk to you some sweet things to lure you to buy their products; if you don't want any of that just say Gracias and make a "yes" motion with your head at the same time, that's all. - People in Ciudad del Este speak spanish, guaraní and portuguese (especially those that work downtown), if you speak english only it might be a little more difficult to find someone to speak with you but we are working on that! :P I don't know if I forgot to mention something, in case you have doubts feel free to ask! I will try to help you :)
Very nice view when you walk there. If you are passing by car and you need to get Visa, its a bit tricky to find the parking. But there is parking available for that purpose.
It was build in 1965 connecting Brazil to Paraguay. I do not advice to cross it on foot way too dangers You'd rather take a van in some local agency in Brazil and go with others, much safer that way.
I crossed this bridge in May 2021. I was excited as I had never walked into another country before. The walk was about 12 mins. I made two mistakes, first I forgot to fill in my online health form. The lady in the office kindly did this for me on her phone. Next when I went to receive my entry stamp, the officer said I need to return to Brazil as I forget to get my exit stamp ( too excited lol ) so I walked the 12 mins back. Got my exit stamp and then received my entry stamp. It was about 4.30pm. I was treated to a great view as the sun was low in the sky. I had also time travelled 3 times in those 40 mins. I experienced no hassles, no dangers. I came away thinking, this is how I like to cross all land borders in future. Beats the time wasted at airports and being shunted about like cattle..
Its a bridgevthat unite brazil with paraguyay , with a wonderful veiw for rivers , eachbday 1000 of people walk on this bridge entering brazil or paraguay to work . Try and visit it interesting
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