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Lake Itaipu

Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
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Ranked #10 of 33 attractions in Foz do Iguacu
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: This huge artificial lake, which resulted from the construction of the Itaipu Dam, provides a lovely setting for relaxing or fishing.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's easy to see why the Brazilians are so proud of this dam. It's a huge feat of engineering. But the scale of the project makes you question what happened to all the people who must have lived in the area when they flooded such a huge area to create the dam. It's great though that 100% of Paraguay's electicity... More

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Canelones, Uruguay
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Beautiful place, it is really incredible. So nice places. You have everything there: clean bathrooms, great (and cheap) food, a cinema. Guided tours are in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Very good attention. So easy to access.

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São Paulo, Sp
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251 reviews 251 reviews
77 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

One of the largest man-made lakes in the world, the Itaipu lake impresses one at first sight. Take a boat tour and you will not regret.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I know the itaipu company have done a lot of good with the profits from thedam. I appreciate all the facts about how much forest has been preserved, however it would have been nice to get balanced information. I also wanted to know how many towns were flooded, whether there were any casualties when the resevoir filled quicker due to... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Brazilian side gives much better tours than the Paraguayan side.. Impressive! Good way to spend an afternoon!

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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
53 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

the lake looks great from the top of the dam when you are touring the dam. we did not have any info on boating activities here, we would have welcomed that experience

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Bendigo, Australia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
57 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

It is absolutely amazing that this lake stores enough water to supply the whole world TWELVE times over every day. Yet droughts persist in nations across the planet. This lake is so huge one has to witness it to believe it.

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Top Contributor
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

No need to make a special trip since you can see it from the top of the dam. I didn't hear or see anyone swimming in ot from the Brazil side of the dam, and didn't look anything special.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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128 reviews 128 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

What is truly amazing is what was destroyed in its construction. May we never forget, but at times progress overcomes nature.

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