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One day tour to Prehistory in South Portugal

Private tour in Alandroal, Evora, Monsaraz

Tour Price : €650 Duration : 10-12 hours Languages: French, Portuguese, English, Spanish

TOUR 4 -- One day tour to Prehistory in South Portugal These megalithic monuments have always intrigued us: their religious meanings, the rituals of early man and the manner in which they enigmatically interact with their surroundings. Leave Lisbon to Evora as a base for trips out into the region and discover some of our best preserved megalithic monuments. In Pavia, a dolmen set down in the middle of the village has been converted into a chapel dedicated to Saint Dinis. A little further on, the Grand Dolmen of Zambujeiro (Anta Grande do Zambujeiro), the largest in the region, portrays the most primitive dimension of these monuments to death.

Cromlechs and Menhirs symbolise the worship of life and fertility. The Almendres Cromlech is the most impressive, composed of 95 individual monoliths that blend into the surrounding trees and vegetation dated 6000 BC older than Stonehenge. Here we learn over its astronomical and religious functions . The Xerez example is more unconventional given its unusual squared layout. En route to Monsaraz, watch out for the Menhir do Outeiro. It is not difficult to spot given its huge granite bulk reaching to about 6 m. in height.

Homage paid to the forces of nature that is still capable of ensuring nobody leaves unmoved. In the afternoon we visit the Primitive Sanctuary at Rocha da Mina where God Endovellicus was culted and learn over its legends , sacred ceremonies and rituals that were made there. Its’ a magic place within nature and rocky peaks .

Your energy levels will rise for sure. Return to Lisbon late PM .

 

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: €650
Duration: 10-12 hours
Group Size: 1-4 tourists
Languages: French, Portuguese, English, Spanish
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):YES
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :YES
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :YES
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES