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As part of a road trip through Northern Portugal I visited part of the National Park, including Vilarinho das Furnas. The Dam it super high but most impressive of all is the dramatic landscape it creates in the surrounding area. And I loved the wild...More
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.
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