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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  • The path to the almendres cromlech is not easy to do, especially for those who don't have a Jeep or a pickup. Anyway, with care and patience you can get there without spoiling much the suspension of the car. The space is well preserved and is very beautiful. Deserves a visit.
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  • Although this is basically "a bunch of rocks", you should definately take the time to read about it. Very nice to take photos during the sunrise or sunset. Definately a must see if you are near Évora  more »
  • During my research for attractions in Évora, didn't show the megalithic circuit anywhere. I find when arriving at the hotel by local recommendation, a pity because it is very worthwhile to know and learn more about life in the Neolithic period that happened there in the Iberian Peninsula, even more for being free tours. We made access by car which I found very easy to place by road, is a few miles from Évora but well signposted and has parking area, to access walks one 200 metres in the plan in large track of land. Wish it had more information on the site about the cromlech and that people respect, because they're jumping and leaning in the menhirs of 7,000 years even with a warning not to do it because the soil can give in and topple the megaliths. Note: before reaching the cromlech can stop about 1 km before to see the Menhir of Cromlech. Worth researching and visiting the Dolmens circuit too!
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