Visiting Alqueva

Coimbra district

To see Village by the Dam

A remote and unknown village, Alqueva became a known name after the decision to build the dam that took the village’s name.

​Now, in the edge of the biggest artificial lake in Europe, Tourism is an opportunity and things may change.

The Dam


The small village of Alqueva is not the most suitable place to visit the dam, but, since you are there, the dam is, indeed, its best attraction.

As a matter of fact it is not Alqueva that shows the dam: It’s the dam that shows the village that gave name to it, if you know what I mean!