Carrapatelo / Mourilhe

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 The Carrapatelo Dam


The dam forms a barrier in the River Douro, to generate electricty. This hydro power plant was opened in 1972.

It is spectacular to see the cruise ships maneuver into the lock and slowly rise or fall.

The dam connects Carrapatelo at the North side to Mourilhe in Cinfães at the South side. On the south side of the river is an leisure area. On that side it is easier to walk along the banks of the River and see the difference on each side of the dam of the water level and the riverbed.


opening period:

all year round

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Carrapatelo / Mourilhe

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