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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 September 1, 2018
MGLovellDr
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Algarve Landmark

Monumentos Megaliticas de Alcalar Alvor Portimao Faro District Portual is a reconstruction of... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
chickandbeast
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Durham, Canada
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Mexilhoeira Grande- Alcalar, Alvor, Portimao 8500-132, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 12, 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
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Firstly, as of June 2014 the correct opening hours are:- 1st September - 31st June 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:30 1st July - 31st August 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-18:00 There is a VERY small building with information about the site, most is in Portuguese but you can buy...More

9  Thank CL A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, daughter, niece and I turned up at the passage tombs on a bank holiday Wednesday in August. Hoping it would be open, it turned out to be free because of the holiday! We watched a bit of the movie in the visitors centre...More

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Reviewed September 1, 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

1  Thank MGLovellDr
Reviewed July 13, 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

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Reviewed March 11, 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 January 31, 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 January 3, 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 August 31, 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 July 23, 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 April 12, 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 March 21, 2017 via mobile

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

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You can not easily get there by bus. No need to precook but must check if/ when open in the winter.
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