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Barragem de Vilarinho das Furnas

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Beautiful views, great walks

As part of a road trip through Northern Portugal I visited part of the National Park, including... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Porto, Portugal
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
Mountainair, NM
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  • Very good28%
  • Average26%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
22 Oct 2018
“Beautiful views, great walks”
28 Jul 2018
“Dramatic views ”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cl0gw0glissy
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TitoT416
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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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

Date of experience: July 2015
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.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank pedrosN4094WE
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.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Joana R
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