Portugal Megaliths

Guadalupe: Neolithic Megaliths


Alto Alentejo


May 21, 2013

Dear Friends,

I follow the directions in my guidebook and drive west from √Čvora on the old Lisbon Road (N114), and then turn south to Guadalupe.  I follow the signs from there, down a pitted, gauged out dirt road to the Cromeleque dos Almendres.  

This morning, I will not be visiting a 700 year old castle.  Instead, my destination is a pre-historic sacred site, 7000 years old.

Surrounded by a landscape of olive trees and cork trees, I stroll among a circular group of one hundred Ancient Neolithic megaliths.