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Almendres Cromlech

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Recinto Megalitico dos Almendres | Near Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe a 15 Kms de Évora, Evora, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It will take a bit of planning to get yourself out here in the middle of nowhere, but that just adds to the lonely allure of this place, prompting you to think hard about the people who would have undertaken this construction -- and why?...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This collection of megalithic rocks is so cool to walk around! Forget about Stonhenge....this is 2000 years older! It's a bit of a dirt road to get there, but well worth it! We were there today and we were the only ones at the site...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank R8der
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

It is interesting, specially to show to children, and reachable by car. I got, though, really upset with the attitude of some tourists, that decide to climb the stones, touch them and so on, with the intention of doing memorable pictures. Really disappointing how people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Not like Stonehenge but is also interesting. Some of the inscriptions I can’t see cause the erosion . If you have time go to see! You can reach by car and then walking 200 m for the entrance at the site .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Monica M
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Located amid orchards of cork oak and olive trees, 95 granite megaliths form a temple that is located on the road from Evora to the Lisbon airport. Its quiet and contemplative, predates Stone Henge by 1000's of years.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

I recently did a private tour, organised through visitevora.net and our guide was Martin. He was excellent, collected us from our hostel and drove us to the site. He was a mine of information and was thoroughly knowledgeable. He hit the right balance between giving...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

I was there on a full moon night and clear night sky and it was magical. Do not forget your camera. And please respect the place.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maria C
Reviewed October 20, 2018

a fascinating side trip, especially if you’ve seen other sites elsewhere in the world. The commonalities are stunning. A short easy walk from the parking lot. Excellent interpretative signage. NOTE: there are no toilet facilities here (although several people have obviously designated a patch of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

very interesting historical site with rock configuration to align with celestial happenings. some of these stones have circular markings. if you ask me, "aliens"

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stevelea
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is a very interesting site from 5500 BC. We had a local guide that does daily trips to three sites of the same vintage (Mario) arranged through our hotel

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sandy2645
May 24, 2016|
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Response from Echodularge | Reviewed this property |
We visited the site with a very competent guide. He picked us up with a driver at our hotel along with a few other persons coming from other hotels. He knows the way and the site being an archeologist himself. The... More
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February 9, 2016|
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Response from Tim T | Reviewed this property |
No public transport, and it's well off the beaten track. We had our own car, but car hire is cheap in Portugal (if you don't do it through an hotel) - probably less than a taxi. Well worth the trek, however you get there. We... More
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mamiesgirl
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Suggestions for a stop between Evora and Vilamoura (5 Replies)
Just booked our June trip and working on logistics. We will be leaving Evora on a Sunday to drive to Vilamoura. Any suggestions for an interesting stop on this route? We're willing to travel a little out of the way for a cool spot and a good lunch. We like interesting villages, wine, and natural sites. Will have already seen Almendres Cromlech. Thanks for any suggestions!
November 04, 2017|
Response frompaulopin63|
Monsaraz (the hilltop village by the Alqueva dam), definitely makes a great scenic stop. Mértola is also very nice, a town very fierce of its arab heritage. Both demand a detour, but not such a long one to be discarded. Beja, the largest town on the way, lies on the most direct route. Apart from its castle and a few other monuments, it's not really attractive, but the old part of town has some charm. You can always take the road to the coast and hop along the seaside, one of the most...More
Vit007
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Food take out + Almendres Cromlech? (3 Replies)
Hello, Is there a good take out place where we can get the food on the way from the central part to Dom Fernando (we are staying there and this is where the car will be parked? I would like to have a picnic at Almendres Cromlech. Also, what is the usual waiting time for a take out (e.g. in during non-busy time vs. busy time? If it takes an hour to wait, I may as well eat there. I've read in reviews that people had a bit of hard time finding the place. Could anyone provide good...More
March 25, 2012|
Response fromMoniquedG|
On Rua da Republica there is the hotel Chiado Design Evora. On the ground floor there is a very good pastelaria where you can buy things for a picknick. Also on the street behind this hotel there is a place where you can have all sorts of very nice baquettes and salads made. It was very busy there during lunch hours.
jsand
Boston
Trip report continued: Day 7 May 20th-June 4th (0 Replies)
Our last bit of time in Lisbon and then on to Évora and Marvão on May 27th: Before I go on to the next section, I realized I didn’t mention the following shop and recommendation near the Praça da Figueira: http://www.manteigariasilva.pt/index.php] They have extraordinary cheese, particularly the Queijo de Serpa and the Serra de Estrella, and the Queijo Ovelha Curado, another sheep cheese, and Azeitão. And their ham is unbelievable! Ask for the Pata negra D.O.P certified and ham of the...More
July 06, 2013|