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“One of the highest dams in Portugal”

Barragem de Vilarinho das Furnas
Ranked #5 of 8 things to do in Geres
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 nice sunbath.

Thank Cláudia C
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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
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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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