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Almendres Cromlech, Evora

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Amid olive and cork trees on a hillside, find Almendres Cromlech, the most important Megalithic site in Portugal. With 96 stones, this archeological complex is one of the largest groups of its kind in Europe. Discover the various structures that make up this impressive site, including cromlechs and menhir stones. Take in the scenic landscape and explore the site's history, which stretches back thousands of years. View the recently discovered formation, which wasn't known until Henrique Leonor Pina happened upon it while doing fieldwork in 1966. These stones were erected between the sixth and fourth millennium BCE, from the Neolithic to Chalcolithic periods, and were most likely used for religious and ceremonial purposes. Use our Evora trip itinerary maker to add Almendres Cromlech and other attractions to your Evora vacation plans.
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  • If you have the time, I highly recommend this. It's certainly more convenient if you have a car, but you can hire a taxi that will take you the 25 minutes to the site, wait for you, and then take you ...  more »
  • It is always humbling to think of people who lived so long ago and of whom we know so little, yet in their art and astronomical knowledge achieved things of complex and amazing beauty.  more »
  • The neolithic sites outside of the city of Evora are great. We did this on our own in the car. They are somewhat marked, but, when you find them, they are worth the trek. If you like prehistoric sites...  more »

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Take advantage of Evora's array of ancient and historical sites by staying in one of the many mid-range hotels located within its medieval core. Thanks to a mix of Roman, Moorish, and later European buildings, the entire center is listed as a World Heritage Site, so this area provides a great base for sightseeing by foot. To save a little on accommodations, you can also check into one of the hostels in town, most of which are located in the city center or on its winding residential streets that branch off from the main squares. These usually have shared, dorm-style rooms, but can get you right in the midst of the action at a very low cost.
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