Castelo do Bode, Tomar

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#2 of 8 in Nature in Santarem District
Castelo de Bode Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Zêzere River, a tributary of the Tagus River, located southwest of Tomar and north of Constância, in Santarém District, Portugal. It is one of the tallest structures in Portugal. The dam was constructed between 1945 and 1951. It also supports a 138 MW hydroelectric power station which was commissioned between 1951 and 1952.
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  • The main road to Tomar passes from this dam that created an artificial lake along and jagged with beautiful landscapes that can be enjoyed by passing or stopping a moment. The dam is a beautiful structure for those who appreciate the genre.
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  • A dam full of attractions. The banks of the River Zêzere offering a magnificent landscape. The river is navigable in tens of kilometres, you can enjoy hotel services in the Valley. Natural pools in the village and in the Blue Lake. A stunning location not to be missed.
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  • Perhaps the most important dam in this country. The important results of your hot tub. Sights not to be missed.
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  • Great views!
  • One of the biggest water dam of Portugal.
  • Campsite 5 *!!! Ideal for the family. Clean, organized and cheap. With pool and playground for children and you don't pay extra for it. Adororamos!
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  • Very quiet Park, with a fabulous view over the river. Very nice pool and surrounding areas. Near river beaches ideal for water sports.
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  • Very good step all my vacations here spectacular
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Stay at one of Tomar's centrally located mid-range hotels within its historical core to put yourself in prime position for sightseeing and taking in the local atmosphere. While accommodation options lie on both banks of the Nabao River, try staying in one of the hotels or apartment complexes on the western bank for sweeping views across of the other side, a comfortable room, and a quick walk to the city's 12th-century church, a World Heritage Site. You can manage costs by staying in a locally owned bed and breakfast or guesthouse, which often provide a meal. These accommodations often come with local advice on sightseeing and nearby activities, and may even get you into a traditional Portuguese residence.
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