Menir do Monte dos Almendres, Evora

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  • This magnificent monument is located 2 kms. the population of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe. This distance must be done by a dirt track that is in good condition and well signposted. You will find a small area where to park the car and an informational panel; following a narrow path between two estates for 300 metres, you will find facing the Grand menhir of almond trees; ovoid form, dating from the old/middle Neolithic. In its upper part presents a staff engraved in bas-relief, reason in agropastoral culture of Neolithic peoples. Its location is related to the megalithic of los Almendros enclosure, since this menhir alignment of the cromlech would designate us Sunrise during the summer solstice. Once referred to the menhir, we can continue along the same track for other 2 kms. and we reach the incredible cromlech of almond trees.
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  • at sunset the place is suggesivo though to get to the site are not only 4 km (as indicated) but also a abella climb: if it is raining or has rained recently warning!
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  • A bit out of the way but you can combine this with the nearby stone circles. This appears to be on private property but the owner allows people to visit it. No fee. A bit of a walk from the parking ar...  more »
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  • A not so long walk to see the ancient Menhir. Well preserved and easy to access but nothing else around.
  • Timeless and eternal symbol. Worth the dusty journey!
  • It's a free roam type of place, no tickets, no fuss. The road is long and unpaved and quite bumpy with ripples, it's a bit uncomfortable, but any car can take it. For the single stone, wear appropriate footwear. The grouped stones are wheelchair accessible, the single stone isn't. Take water with you and use the toilet before going. It also gives you a chance to see the cork trees up close. I think there are also guided tours on horses, but don't know where to apply for that.
  • A must see if you're into History and anthropology.
  • Cool--but only a single monolith.

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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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