Lake Alqueva

Lago Do Alqueva

The large lake that became the Alqueva reservoir is one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe, built on the Guadiana River. It has a reservoir of 250 km2 and covers five municipalities in Alentejo, with many points of interest. On the right bank, the castles of Juromenha, Alandroal, Terena, Monsaraz and Portel receive us, and, on the left bank, Mourão and Moura are privileged viewpoints over this water mirror.

The lake has given this region a surprising atmosphere. Where there used to be fields, with olive trees, cork and holm oaks, today we see water and renewed life, with excellent conditions for outdoor activities and water sports such as sailing, skiing and wakeboarding or for canoe and kayak trips.

Other places to visit

Monsaraz village
Monsaraz Castle
Church of Santa Maria da Lagoa
Hermitage of Santa Catarina
Convento da Orada
Fluvial Beach of Monsaraz
Tower of the Esporão
Cromeleque do Xerez
Pottery of São Pedro do Corval