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Fraga da Água d’Alta waterfall

Waterfall · Aldeias do Xisto · 501 m
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The 50 meter drop with three falls can be observed up close and from the viewpoint located above the waterfall, at Cabeça Murada [Walled Head].

The Fraga de Água d’Alta is located close to Orvalho in the municipality of Oleiros, on the Água d’Alta Stream, originating in the Muradal Mountain. The 50 meter drop with three falls can be observed up close and from the viewpoint located above the waterfall, at Cabeça Murada [Walled Head].

Here, the biodiversity is remarkable, among it the remnants of the Laurissilva forest that covered southwest Europe before the glaciations, and which currently only persists in rare places, such as the laurustinus and one of largest Portuguese laurel populations left in the world.

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Update: September 30, 2021

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Acesso partindo de Orvalho, Oleiros

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40.011067, -7.795108
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40°00'39.8"N 7°47'42.4"W
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29T 602834 4429680
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