Santa Clara Dam
Santa Clara dam is located in Santa Clara, southern Alentejo. Located on a small plain ground washed by the Mira river , quite close to the Algarvian border, Santa Clara dam was once the biggest dam in the country. Built during the "estado novo", the authoritarian regime installed in 1933 until 1974, the dam's lake covers an area of 1986 hectares. All the lake presents astnishing landscapes with water, mounts and valleys, in a peaceful ambiance that calls all senses, and provides wonderful conditions for the most diversified outdoors activities! The small village of Santa Clara-a-velha, where is situated part of the dam, also deserves a visit. It is a small and white flowered rustical village.