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. Put Almendres Cromlech at the forefront of your travel plans using our Evora trip planner .
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  • August 15, 2017
    the path is bad 4 km unpaved but finally see something built over millions of years is fantastic. It's not just a bunch of rocks as he's been called here.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A little far from the main road, the visitor is obliged to travel a few kilometers on dirt, a poor road. But for those who value the historical and natural heritage of this country will surely be a very satisfactory visit.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Will be a set of stones? Are, but all aligned to perfection! It's worth going through there and review the beginning of our civilization.
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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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