Cromeleque dos Almendres, Evora

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Amid olive and cork trees on a hillside, find Cromeleque dos Almendres, 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 Cromeleque dos Almendres at the forefront of your travel plans using our Evora trip planner .
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  • This spot took some determination to get to, as the dry dirt road was very challenging to drive. But the moment we arrived we knew it was worth it. If you’ve got the time don’t miss the opportunity to...  more »
  • This is one of those places that only a fraction of humans ever get to see in person, so if you're in the area, it's a must see. Be forewarned that the road leading to the site is extremely poor and f...  more »
  • Great heat and no shade or bar. Bring water and plenty of patience for the big fuss if you want to walk. Or an unpaved road vehicle for cars and passengers.
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