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Lake Alqueva

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The Great Lake of Alqueva & Castles #DJI #Phantom 4

flybyzion

The landscape of the area around Alqueva in the Alentejo region of southeastern Portugal has been transformed by a massive hydro-engineering project called Alqueva Dam.  The dam provides electricity for the region and also helps to preserve water supplies for agriculture.  The reservoir created by the dam is essentially a giant artificial lake.  Contributor Flybyzion gives us a drone's eye view of the area, where centuries-old castles now sit on or near this massive body of water.

Sado River: Alcácer do Sal

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Video Project - Alcácer do Sal #DJI #Phantom 4

flybyzion

Alcácer do Sal is a small city in southwestern Portugal, in its Alentejo region.  It is situated on the Sado River, one of the main waterways in southern Portugal.  The area around Alcácer do Sal is believed to be amongst the longest-settled in the entire country (indeed, in all of Europe), with evidence of human settlement in the area going back tens of thousands of years.  The area has played a prominent role through the Antiquity and much of modern Portuguese history.  In this video, Flybyzion gives us an aerial view of this ancient city. 

South Portugal Coast: Lapa das Pombas

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Alentejo - Lapa das Pombas - Portugal

A.Buscka

In this video, contributor A.Buscka gives us a stunning drone's eye view of an area of the Atlantic coast of southern Portugal.  Lapa das Pombas lies on the coast of the Alentejo region, which covers most of southern Portugal north of the Algarve region.  In this video, shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone, you'll see how spectacular the coast is in this part of the country, which lies just south of the Mira River.   The rock formations, cliffs, and other natural scenery make for some epic aerial viewing.  

Cabo Sardão

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Alentejo - Cabo Sardão - Portugal

A.Buscka

Portugal's Cabo Sardão is a small peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean in its Alentejo region, near the region's southern border with the Algarve region.  The cape is accessible via a roughly 5 km (around 3 mi.) walking trek from Zambujeira do Mar, a seaside parish just to its south.  Seen in this drone video by A.Buscka, the area features some stunning cliffs and rock formations.  Alentejo is one of the five main regions of mainland Portugal, covering much of the southern part of the country north of the Algarve region.  

North Alentejo

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North Alentejo Aerial - Portugal | Finding Peace

pedrolftavares

The Alentejo region of Portugal is one of its largest in land area but one of its least populous.  Its name translates to  "Beyond the Tagus", in reference to its position on the south bank of the country's most important waterway.  While Alentejo has a section of the Atlantic Ocean coast, most of the region's substantial land area lies in the interior.  In this drone video by pedrolftavares, you'll get some great aerial views of northern Alentejo, an area of  wide-open spaces, castles, lakes, and farmland.  

Alentejo's Beaches

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Alentejo by João Tiago Oliveira

João Tiago Oliveira

Check out these aerial views of the beaches of Portgual's Alentejo region, compliments of Joao Tiago Oliveira.  While most of the region is in the interior, the southwestern part of Alentejo lies along the Atlantic Ocean, between the Algarve region to its south and the Greater Lisbon region to its north.  The video features footage of the following beaches, in order of appearance: Praia da Franquia, Praia do Malhão, Praia da Zambujeira do Mar, Praia do Carvalhal, and Praia dos Buizinhos.

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