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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  • Our tour guide brought us here & explained the surprising find of these large boulders in adjoining circles atop a hill in the middle of a forest of cork trees. The site was discovered in the mid 1960...  more »
  • The place is well signposted (a few minutes off the main road) and with lots of information. The store before arriving on site has plenty of different and cool products. The saleswoman, in addition to the friendliness, also provides tourist information from the place. It is a very mystical place (?) and full of curiosities! It's worth it!
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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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