More about Carril Dam in Tomar, Portugal

As I mentioned previously, in 2010 I visited Carril dam near Tomar with my family. When I left Portugal in 1989 this dam hadn’t been built yet and since the last time I had visited Portugal was in 1998, I hadn’t seen this body of water confined by a dam. Apparently and despite its objective which was to irrigate farmers’ lands living in the areas of Junceira, Santa Maria dos Olivais e São Pedro, very few are using it for that purpose because they have refused to pay duties which they say are too expensive. So this dam is now more like a recreational area where you can swim, fish and paddle a canoe or boat.

Body of Water at Carril Dam in the City of Tomar in Portugal

Beautiful view of the body of water at Carril Dam in the City of Tomar. You can spend a day here swimming, fishing, canoeing and boating

 

Fence around Carril Dam in the City of Tomar in Portugal

Another perspective of Carril Dam in the city of Tomar. This was my first visit to this area of Tomar as the dam was built in 2002 and the last time I had visited Portugal was in 1998

 

Areas around Carril Weir in the City of Tomar in Portugal

The areas around Carril Dam in Tomar are also fantastic for social walking, pic-nics and enjoy a day devoted to an outdoor gathering with your family and friends

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