Parque Natural do Alvao, Mondim de Basto

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The Alvão Natural Park is a protected area located in the municipalities of Mondim de Basto and Vila Real, in northern Portugal. It was created in 1983 and extends through 70 km² of mountainous land. Alvão Natural Park is the smallest national park in Portugal with a population of less than 700.
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  • Portugal's "Natural Parks" are most like the national parks in the U.S. The Alvao to our mind is much nicer and more "natural" than Portugal's sole national park, the Peneda-Geres. The views here are ...  more »
  • These waterfalls are very impressive: do look at them from the viewpoint and then drive up to get above them and walk to them by the path that says "0.6 km"  more »
  • This Park is such a surprisingly well preserved place. It has one of the richest variety of trees and colours in the area, incredible precipitous rocky valleys and of course, an unmissable water fall.  more »
  • Beautiful and empty park. A true gem in western Europe. The park is small and has a limited number of trails, but is well worth a visit.
  • Soooo quiet and peacefully
  • One of the most amazing parks in whole Portugal. A must to visit for nature and hicking lovers.
  • It is a beautiful park. Take some hiding shoes and a guide or the paths will be surprising.
  • Always beautiful either on summer or winter

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