Sites & cities that bear the name of Almendres Cromlech

Almendres Cromlech

Today in : Portugal
First trace of activity : ca. 6,100 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 4,100 B.C.E
Recorded names : Cromeleque dos Almendres, Cromeleque na Herdade dos Almendres

Description : The Cromlech of the Almendres (Portuguese: Cromeleque dos Almendres/Cromeleque na Herdade dos Almendres) is a megalithic complex (commonly known as the Almendres Cromlech), located near the village of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, in the civil parish of Nossa Senhora da Tourega e Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, municipality of Évora, in the Portuguese Alentejo. The largest existing group of structured menhirs in the Iberian Peninsula (and one of the largest in Europe), this archaeological site consists of several megalithic structures: cromlechs and menhir stones, that belong to the so-called "megalithic universe of Évora", with clear parallels to other cromlechs in Portela Mogos (in Montemor-o-Novo).

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