Évora and the Alentejo

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  • 1. Cripta Arqueológica do Castelo

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This stunning underground fortress displays archaeological relics from 2,600 years of settlement here. In the mid-1990s, archaeologists discovered...Read More

  • 2. Templo Romano

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The well-preserved ruins of the Roman Temple dominate Largo do Conde de Vila Flor. The edifice, considered one of the finest of its kind on...Read More

  • 3. Aqueduto da Agua da Prata

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The graceful arched Silver Water Aqueduct, which once carried water to Évora from the springs at Graça do Divor, is best seen along the road...Read More

  • 4. Cromlech and the Menhir of Almendres

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    West of Évora in the tiny village of Guadalupe is the Menhir of Almendres, an 8-foot-tall Neolithic stone obelisk believed to have been used...Read More

  • 5. Dolmen of Zambujeiro

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The 20-foot-high Dolmen of Zambujeiro is the largest of its kind on the Iberian Peninsula. This prehistoric monument is typical of those found...Read More

  • 6. Menhir of Outeiro

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The area around Monsaraz is dotted with megalithic monuments. This 18-foot-high menhir, 3 km (2 miles) north of town, is one of the tallest...Read More

  • 7. Miróbriga

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Just outside town, off N121 to Ferreira do Alentejo, you can explore the excavations of the city of Miróbriga. It's an ancient Iron Age settlement...Read More

  • 8. Santo António das Areias

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Scattered among the chestnut groves, 5 km (3 miles) northeast of Marvão, are some two dozen prehistoric dolmens. They're difficult to locate...Read More

  • 9. São Cucufate

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    It's believed that these 2,000-year-old ruins of a two-story Roman villa were part of an extensive Roman settlement that included a swimming...Read More

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