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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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  • With the car and some difficult trip down a gravel road. But goal is worth it. Large circle of stones set up right in the middle of beautiful nature, impressive. Place with special atmosphere. As for many places applies: advice to visit in the morning or afternoon, so the special atmosphere.
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  • Almendres porches, a gem in the middle of the Alentejo. A real MUST. Are 92 menhirs in an incline with Évora in the background. Sand road, which deserve to be better. When it rains you can't go but Jeep. I have visited 9 times and not get tired.
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  • Stunning location and great mystery. One of the greatest examples of megalitca art in Portugal. Unfortunately access to the site is difficult and discouraging for some vehicles, but believe me it's worth it. However it may be disappointing to some, since it is a location with historical significance and heritage and probably little attractive to mass tourism. I have visited by 4 times and certainly, as far as I'm concerned, this was not the last.
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