Located in the River Zêzere, in a zone of great beauty, Castelo de Bode Dam has one of the largest reservoirs in Portugal. It extends across a total distance of 60 kms, spanning the municipalities of Tomar, Abrantes, Sardoal and Ferreira do Zêzere. (...)
The Grutas da Moeda (the Coin Caves) of São Mamede, Fatima, were discovered in 1971 by two hunters while chasing a fox. Once in the cave, they were overcome with curiosity which led them to explore the area more thoroughly. To their amazement, they (...)
In 1955 two men working at a place called Pedra do Altar went through a large opening as they were trying to catch a bird. The Santo António caves were discovered more than 150 million years after their formation in the Middle Jurassic age, when the (...)
The Furna do Enxofre, situated in the south-eastern part of the Caldeira da Ilha Graciosa, is an impressive lava cave, whose main feature is its perfect dome-shaped roof. The inside of the cave is reached via a tower roughly 37 metres high and (...)
The Gruta das Torres, located on the island of Pico at an altitude of 285 metres, is the largest lava tunnel known to exist in the Azores, with a total length of roughly 5150 metres and a maximum height of 15 metres.It consists of a large main (...)
The Tapada Grande Dam is located in the privileged area of the Guadiana Valley Natural Park. It is located in the course of the stream of Geraldo, close to Minas de São Domingos and the village of Corte do Pinto (in the municipality of Mértola).In (...)
This dam, located in the course of the stream of Barranco do Adão, in the hydrographic basin of the River Guadiana, pertains to a protected area within the municipality of Almodôvar. It represents a zone of transition between the provinces of the (...)
This dam supplies the municipalities of Beja and Aljustrel, to which it pertains in administrative terms, intended primarily for irrigation.The practise of secondary activities is subject to restrictions, and motorised watersports are not permitted.
The Gruta do Natal on Terceira island is considered ideal for enjoying a first contact with the different lava features that are to be found in the Azores, making it possible to enjoy the beauty and novelty that this type of natural phenomenon can (...)
Algar do Carvão is situated in the central area of Terceira island, at an altitude of roughly 550 metres.Previously forming part of a Natural Geological Reserve, the area of Algar do Carvão (roughly 40.5 hectares) was recently reclassified as a (...)
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