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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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  • Short drive through interesting countryside out of town. Then a drive through cork tree orchards to reach this special place. What happened here centuries ago?? Amazing that they could move these... 
    Short drive through interesting countryside out of town. Then a drive through cork tree orchards to reach this special place. What happened here centuries ago?? Amazing that they could move these...  more »
  • Lovely place to visit with family, We learned about the placements of these special rocks from the ancient times at a zero cost! Just amazing 
    Lovely place to visit with family, We learned about the placements of these special rocks from the ancient times at a zero cost! Just amazing  more »
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  • A wonderful place, full of history and magic. Well preserved and organised. The menhir was in a quiet place with a bit of a walk to get there. The Cromeleque had more visitors but we could see the 93 stones without much noise.
  • Stop here before you visit the stone circle and other monuments in this area. This center has a wealth of information including an interpretive trail and a life size reconstruction of a home from that era. The center itself offers tours, regional products and literature. The owners are extremely helpful and knowledgeable and as this is a private initiative, please support them.

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