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Almendra Dam, Spain

From series “The Most Impressive Dams on Earth”
Year: 1970. Lenght: 567 m. Height: 200 m.

Almendra Dam is located near the so-named Spanish village. Its height is about 200 meters. The dam has an artificial lake with area of 90 square meters. Its length is quite big – 567 meters. The dam has been built for 6 years from 1964 until 1970. The second name of this arch dam is "Villarino". Since the building the dam became a part of the huge water power system Duero Drops.

Almendra Dam, Spain For about 50 years Almendra Dam is one of the hugest in Spain, today it is connected with the Villarino Power Station. The construction of the dam is quite complex. At first there was build a 14 meters long underground tunnel that was designed to electricity output. It is quite interesting that after the water removing water goes to another river – Douro. The station capacitance is 810 megawatts. Notwithstanding the considerable dam’s age, Almendra Dam is still one of the tremendous constructions of Spain. Next - El Cajon Dam


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Almendra Dam - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Cajero Automatico Banco Español de Credito' located in 8 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Faustino Sánchez Vicente' is located in 32 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Repsol' in 6.51 km
Supermarket: 'Abacería de Arribes' in 6.5 km
Parking: 'Parking del Teso de San Cristóbal' in 9 km
Apotheek: 'Myriam Alonso Bernal' in 6.61 km
Police station: 'GNR - Posto Territorial de Vimioso' in 15 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Restaurante Meson La Choza' in 1.85 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Braganca Airport BGC - in 72 km
 »  Matacan Airport SLM - in 77 km
 »  Chaves Airport CHV - in 108 km
 »  Vila Real Airport VRL - in 117 km
 »  Valladolid Airport VLL - in 132 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Almendra Dam

Hacienda Zorita Natural Reserve

Located in 5 km from Almendra Dam
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Rooms: 2
The spacious, stylish villas feature 5 twin bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. Each one has a large lounge with a fireplace, flat-screen TV and … More: photo, rates and booking
La Fuente Y Zapatero

Located in 6 km from Almendra Dam
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Rooms: 2
The heated houses feature a living room with a sofa, TV, and dining table. The kitchen is equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher, and oven. The … More: photo, rates and booking
Posada Doña Urraca

Located in 7 km from Almendra Dam
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Rooms: 19
La Posada is housed in a traditional country property dating back more than 100 years. The original atmosphere of the house has been conserved, using … More: photo, rates and booking
El Rincón del Tarabilla

Located in 8 km from Almendra Dam
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Rooms: 4
The individually decorated rooms at El Rincón del Tarabilla have country-style décor and some feature exposed brick walls and iron-framed beds. All … More: photo, rates and booking

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