Mondego River, Figueira da Foz
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The Rio Mondego is the longest river located exclusively in Portuguese territory. It has its source in Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal (i.e. except the Portuguese islands). It runs 234km from the Gouveia municipality, at 1425m above sea level in Serra da Estrela, to its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean next to the city of Figueira da Foz.It flows through the districts of Guarda, Viseu and Coimbra, all in Centro Region. It flows near the towns of Celorico da Beira, Fornos de Algodres, Nelas, Tabua, Carregal do Sal, Mortagua, Montemor-o-Velho and cities of Seia, Gouveia, Guarda, Mangualde, Santa Comba Dao, before crossing the town of Penacova, is narrow, then widens by the city of Coimbra (with the University and the major urban area in Baixo Mondego), and the Montemor-o-Velho municipality (known for its castle and rice fields), before reaching the Atlantic at the city of Figueira da Foz.
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  • The longest river that originates and flows in continental Portugal, rises in the serra da estrela and flows in Figueira da Foz, without forgetting the points through which and in Coimbra has a peculiar charm.
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  • At its mouth, in Figueira da Foz, the course of the river is heavily intervencionado and humanized by banks totally undeveloped coast in stone and concrete, bulk discharge Pier and other significant sized boats, roads, etc. Upstream, in the area of Penacova, there are companies that organize the descent of the River in kaiak, being quite accessible for all ages in the stretch to Coimbra.
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  • The Mondego River is the fifth longest river and the largest of the Portuguese who have your course entirely in Portugal. Rises in the serra da Estrela and runs through several cities including, coming into the Atlantic Ocean, near the city of Figueira da Foz. Worth seeing the landscape from the mouth of the mondego, where you can see the River, the bridge of Figueira da Foz, the commercial port, the Marina, the serra da boa viagem Beach, among others, the fishing port and the entire surroundings of the banks of this river.
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