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Barragem de Vilarinho das Furnas

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Dramatic views

Beautiful setting with views of the lake and surrounding mountains. You can walk along the top of... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Canuck0420
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Mountainair, NM
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One of the highest dams in Portugal

This dam, although off the beaten track, is worth a visit. Built in 1972, it is 92 meters high... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Ray V
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Chaves, Portugal
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28 Jul 2018
“Dramatic views ”
10 Sep 2018
“Impressive! ”
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

An impressive view over the mountains and the water. Also, at night, it feels huge and even respectful because you barely have lights over there.

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting with views of the lake and surrounding mountains. You can walk along the top of the dam. Water level was high so the village was not visible.

Thank Canuck0420
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This dam, although off the beaten track, is worth a visit. Built in 1972, it is 92 meters high. The Cávado River forms a lake that submerged a village, whose ruined houses can be seen in periods of drought.

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Reviewed 30 March 2016

If you want a very quite and "private" lake area this is the place, away from the crowds and urban areas. Just be careful with the underwater remain stones (remains of a submerged village), but rather than that it is a lovely place for a...More

Thank Cláudia C
Reviewed 27 October 2015

It's an historical dam that flooded the Lindoso village in the 70s. You can still see some traces of some of the old buildings.

Thank Pedro S
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Perfect place to visit a little history of Gerês! good weather and nice to walk and as reward take a swim.

Thank Joana R
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