Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres, Evora

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Amid olive and cork trees on a hillside, find Centro Interpretativo 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 Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres at the forefront of your travel plans using our Evora trip planner .
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  • It was on the return of our trip through the Alentejo that we decided to stop at this monument. It is ideal to be aware of our cultural heritage of prehistoric history. Well maintained site and with explanatory signs of the site, it is worth the access much to improve on the road of beaten land.
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  • After about 7 km of beaten land, on a road full of rocks and holes we arrived at the Almendres. It's worth it for those who respect and like history. A place where about 8000 years ago there was already civilization. Well-preserved location and free access.
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  • Okay. Some stones. Quite a lot of kids running about (including ours!) so maybe not the vibe of quiet contemplation etc the stone circles might have!
  • Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Nice local arts and crafts.
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