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Megaliths and prehistory

The truly unique site in the Alentejo is the large collection of megaliths in the area. You can visit on your own – and we have. But your visit will be transformed if you visit with our resident archaeologist. Mario picks you up and drops you off at the hotel. He brings the prehistoric stones to lfe during this 2 ½ hour experience. 25.00€ per person (pay directly – we do not take referral fees for any service we recommend).

Cromeleques dos almendres

Comprised of cromlechs and menhir stones, this is the oldest stone circle in Europe. It predates Stonehenge by 2,000 years.  In the town of Guadalupe. (12km on the road to Lisbon)

Anta do Zambujeiro

An ancient stone burial chamber made from unusual upright stones 15 feet tall. In the town of Valverde. (15km)

Gruta do Escoural

25,000 year old Palaeolithic cave drawings. This spectacular work of man and nature is classified as a national monument. Near the town of Escoural. Booking in advance is essential. We can call for you (25km).