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26 Aug 2018
“Great place to holiday”
8 Oct 2018
“Pretty Lake But Not Much Else”
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Tomar, Portugal
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

The Castle of Bode Dam was constructed in 1951. The concrete structure is 402 metres wide and 115 metres tall, making it one of the tallest structures in Portugal. The Dam restricts the flow of the Zêzere River, creating the Castle of Bode lake. As...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 26 August 2018

There is so much to do and walk down to the river and swim or cruise up down the river. Great to get away form the beach and enjoy the country side and the river life

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

What a place to be and magnificent views. Really wonderful. Not to be missed when you travel through this part of Portugal.

Thank lizentheom
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Therer are 147 dames in Portugal. Over 40% oftheir energy come from hydrauelectric source. Once you visit Portugal it pays to visit at least one dame and this one is impressive. It creates an artificial lake of 33 square km.

Thank nadi O o
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We enjoyed the quietness of the place and the beauty of the scenery. The bar near the beach and the parking place provides snacks and drinks.

Thank ManuelaNS
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Went their mainly to kill some time but found it to be very nice and scenic with excellent swimming facilities within the lake. The beach was tiny and not very user-friendly however and parking limited. There is much more that could be done here to...More

Thank rhysw552016
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Great day out swimming in fresh water ,take your lunch and plenty of water with you and remember the suncream

Thank musketeer1Bulli
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Stunning views from the roadway at the top of the dam, a careful drive down to the base is spectacular especially when the water is being released.

Thank Martin J
Reviewed 12 November 2014

The dam itself is great and you must visit from it's top. Excellent view and magnitude of the construction. Then all around the dam you have plenty of nautical activities places and hotels and resorts and small spots. Plan a weekend to visit it all...More

Thank Miguel B
Reviewed 22 June 2012

thecastle is right across the square and well worth the walk up.

Thank Jake D
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16 August 2017|
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9 February 2015|
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The road along the top on the lake has parking spaces available that would accomadate a motor home easily.