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Megalithic chamber

A couple of megalithic burial chambers (restored). You can only enter 1 and need to be slim and... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Worth a look if you are close by and like history, but could be done a lot better

We tool your children 5 and 9 to learn about history. It is a spectacular sight in man ways, but it... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Margrét Birna Þ
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

A couple of megalithic burial chambers (restored). You can only enter 1 and need to be slim and short to get in. An interesting video at the start and a short stroll around. Other megaliths are close by but not open to the public. If...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

We tool your children 5 and 9 to learn about history. It is a spectacular sight in man ways, but it was a little disappointing how it was unprecedented. This could be a spectacular place so much to to proud of but I think the...More

Thank Margrét Birna Þ
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Monumentos Megaliticas de Alcalar Alvor Portimao Faro District Portual is a reconstruction of megalithic era including a funery temple. Ancient momuments artifacts and reconstructed prechristian era information.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 1 February 2018

The Algarve has many prehistoric sites and this is one of the better preserved locations. As a casual visitor in January 2018, I found the site as signposted from the N125 easy to find. It is a very significant site in terms of its history,...More

4  Thank 158colin
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The megalithic tombs of Alcalar are ancient funerary temples that were built and used for several generations, for several centuries, in the 3rd millennium before the beginning of the Christian era. The whole, with the tombs organized in several groups, constitutes a necropolis located in...More

3  Thank Jorge A
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I loved the descriptions and the reconstruction of the megalithic funerary "temple". It's always good to see those things instead of just reading about them

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were in Portimao so we took some time to visit the site at Alcalar. Don't expect a huge site as it is small but still worth it. The have a short film explaining the site in a small visitor centre and you are allowed...More

1  Thank WestCork3
Reviewed 12 April 2017

When you’re in the Algarve, do visit the absolutely fascinating Alcalar necropolis, enabling you to explore the most significant Neolithic site in the region; it was designated a National Monument in 1910. The origin of the site is thought to be around 3000 BCE, and...More

5  Thank Natalia T
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Tremendous and amazing site. Not to be missed. These rocks are thousands of years old! Some with carvings, some fallen over.

Thank gitta45
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Nice for a pit stop...not many people. The information movie has 4 chairs so do not expect a crowd place. Have you been in similar places in other countries from the same time period its worth a visit just to compare and see the similarities.

Thank Alexander B
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