Dating back to the time of the Monarchy, on the slopes of the Serra Amarela, the story of the anchoring of Lindoso in the Lima Valley begins in 1905 with a preliminary project for hydraulic exploitation, with the former Lindoso hydroelectric plant. Almost 1 sec. then, in 1992, the Alto-Lindoso dam, the most powerful in Portugal today, is inaugurated, and in 1993 the Touvedo dam is also inaugurated.
Faced with these constructions, at that time dependent on a large workforce, on the left bank of the Lima River, the EDP colony was built, a kind of “village”, characterized by infrastructures intended for its workers and their families.
Neighborhoods, school, inn, private chapel, cafeteria, medical center, cultural and sports complex, swimming pool, summer camp, playgrounds, concert hall, with cinema and bar, games room, and library were built. bear the cost of free water and electricity supply. At the same time, an economic ecosystem was also developed with cafes, restaurants, local shops, among others.
Currently, the infrastructures are in total or partial use, or taken over by vegetation and degradation (abandoned).
Who knows in the future, this whole area with a strong potential linked to industrial tourism, will become an obligatory crossing point.