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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  • Oh, what a delight to stroll the banks of this river. When I went it was April, was a wonderful climate, the trees began to bloom.
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  • The story of the biggest Portuguese River, after the construction of the dam Aguieira in 70 years, is counted as the bookstore of the Mondego, bathing the municipality of Penacova, which is guaranteed a symbiosis of raw beauty to continue exploring. You can't forget here the famous lamprey that climbs this river again without hindrance to the river Alva.
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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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