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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  • These stone formations are thousands of years older than Stonehenge and very interesting. The exploration along dirt roads to find them is half the fun. There are 2 sites so make sure you see them.....  more
    These stone formations are thousands of years older than Stonehenge and very interesting. The exploration along dirt roads to find them is half the fun. There are 2 sites so make sure you see them.....  more »
  • The museum and church in Evora was AMAZING! Very unassuming entrance but don't miss it. I did not see the rocks but the castle ruins in Montemor-o-nova was also a must see 
    The museum and church in Evora was AMAZING! Very unassuming entrance but don't miss it. I did not see the rocks but the castle ruins in Montemor-o-nova was also a must see  more »
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  • Very informative set of interpretive panels. Note that they are accessible even if the shop is closed, so definitely worth a stop before going into the site. The attendant in the shop was also very knowledgeable and helpful.
  • So friendly and informative. A business that deserves to succeed. Their building clad in cork is particularly effective

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