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Interesting Dam

We visited this dam on a very cold windy day. We found it interesting even though we were only... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Judy L
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Pokolbin, Australia
via mobile
An artificial lake - in driest land

The lake formed by the Alqueva Dam has created a massive expanse of water that has spawned a number... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
OzoneSpin
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London, UK
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Mar 18, 2018
“Interesting Dam”
Mar 6, 2018
“An artificial lake - in driest land”
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We visited this dam on a very cold windy day. We found it interesting even though we were only there for 10 minutes and viewed both sides. The ‘Information Board’ was good, written in 3 languages, so this helped us understand the importance of this...More

1  Thank Judy L
Reviewed March 6, 2018

The lake formed by the Alqueva Dam has created a massive expanse of water that has spawned a number of new plantations nearby - but the generation of hydro power seems to be off and on due to low water levels during the summer months....More

2  Thank OzoneSpin
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Nice convenient car park and footpath enables you to stop when driving over the dam to admire the view of the lake. You can see both sides of the dam and admire the fantastic feat of engineering. The view over the lake is fantastic and...More

1  Thank rainbowdolphin90
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Having stayed in the region of the Alqueva lake, we couldn't leave without driving on the dam itself. Fortunately, there is a large parking on top of the dam so one can walk around and admire both the lake, on one side, and the dam...More

2  Thank Carlos_R_888
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