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Conjunto pré-histórico de Alcalar (The prehistoric site of Alcalar)

Archaeological Sites

Conjunto pré-histórico de Alcalar (The prehistoric site of Alcalar)

Portimão

One of the most important archaeological sites in the south of the country is located in Alcalar, in the civil parish of Mexilhoeira Grande.

Here we can explore the material remains of a megalithic community, where dozens of mortuary temples together with dwellings allow us to learn about the religious beliefs, rituals, death and daily life in the prehistoric community.

Because of the importance of the site, visitors have a welcome and interpretation centre at their disposal, and predefined, signposted pathways help to better understand the value of these monuments.

Contacts

  • Portimão

  • Mexilhoeira Grande

  • 289 896 070 (Algarve Regional Culture Directorate) and 282 471 410 (Alcalar Megalithic Monuments)

Characteristics

  • Cultural Heritage

  • Archaeological Sites

  • Paid

  • Open to the public

  • Archaeological Site Classified as a National Monument

  • 1 September to 31 June, Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4.30 pm. 1 July to 31 August, Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm. | Closed: Sundays, Mondays, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, 1st May and 25th December

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