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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  • Great day trip from Evora. This was such a unique and fun experience. This Neolithic heritage site (approximately 6000 BC) was quite a site to behold. It’s located off the beaten track in a cork... 
    Great day trip from Evora. This was such a unique and fun experience. This Neolithic heritage site (approximately 6000 BC) was quite a site to behold. It’s located off the beaten track in a cork...  more »
  • Whether you're a seasoned archeological enthusiast or a newbie to archeological sites, this experience will provide intriguing theories and insight into the pre-historic peoples who inhabited this... 
    Whether you're a seasoned archeological enthusiast or a newbie to archeological sites, this experience will provide intriguing theories and insight into the pre-historic peoples who inhabited this...  more »
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  • This interpretive center is well worth the stop to gain a better understanding of the rich history of the area. The informational panels are well designed and answer the basic questions many people will have as they view the local sites. The shop has high quality, locally made products, an engaging, educated staff and clean bathrooms.
  • 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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