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Almendres Cromlech, Evora

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • The first time in London, made a point to include as a priority a visit to Stonehenge. When I heard that Portugal had its own Stonehenge at the Almendres cromlech, Évora, course I gave a you're in here pouting into town to meet too. Don't have the impact of the British, but it's an interesting ride. I think you should number the stones and put the explanations in each one of you has something different, because we count only with a sign at the entrance to the space and identify which stones have inscriptions is a Task Wizard. Access, despite counting on passage in the dirt road, is easy. You can park close and, after a walk of 200 m. a simple track (without gradients), already see the stones arranged. The road is nice and very interesting because we went through a grove of trees where the Cork is removed. Many of them have already bounced after extraction and other numbered and ready to be unclothed.
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  • Doable only if you book a tour , or drive there, as it is way off the beaten path . There are these giant egg looking stones with either aged stains , a few with carvings that amaze you only to know t...  read more »
  • Our last full day in Portugal included the oldest momuments we saw. Its a lovely stone circle in the middle of a field. It was somewhat hard to find as its is not well marked and the road to it is ver...  read more »
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