Évora Megalithic

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Discover Évora's prehistoric heritage on a 4-hour self-guided tour. Stroll and admire the countryside surrounding the city and discover the largest megalithic cromlech in the Iberian Peninsula

Activity Highlights

  • 4 Hours to explore the heritage left by our ancestors, driving a 100% electric car
  • Visit three megalithic monuments: the Menhir, the Cromlech of Almendres and the Dolmen of Anta Grande do Zambujeiro
  • Be independent and personalize your Tour - Go wherever you want
  • GPS and free Wi-Fi guide
  • Digital recording of the experience and live transmission via social networks
Tour Description

évora megalhitic

This is the tour for those who want to contemplate history and go back 8000 years in time. You are going to discover the famous Almendres cromeleques located 12 km from the city center of Évora. 

This set of 22 stone monoliths is considered the most important find in Portugal and Spain and one of the most emblematic in Europe, due to its high state of conservation. These are elements that can reach 3 meters in height. Imposing constructions and some of them registered with engravings, drawings and reliefs that hide secrets that you will unveil. 

Until you reach this place of worship, you will take a winding road lined with cork and olive trees from the village of Guadalupe. Whose name comes from the chapel of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe. This is the place where thousands of years ago, human beings settled to dedicate themselves to agriculture in a fertile place with pleasant temperatures. 

You will also pass the Menhir de Almendres, a huge rock 4 meters high associated with fertility due to its phallic nature. Feel surrounded by the air of the countryside, surrounded by cork oaks and animal life. 

On the way back to the city center, you will also be able to visit Anta grande do Zambujeiro, considered one of the largest structures of this type. 

Get lost in the countryside that surrounds the city of Évora with the most perfect means of transport for this type of activity. Have fun and explore the legacy left by our ancestors, while your entire experience is recorded and your friends and family watch live from social networks. 

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Autonomy, Privacy and Customization

In this 4-hours self-drive city tour in Évora, your independence and privacy are guaranteed. Do you wish to change your route and take an alternative road? Don’t worry, your tour is customizable! Go wherever you want. Just you and yours, no one else to disturb!

sustainability

All of this on board of the fantastic Renault Twizy, a little and funny 100% electric car made for 2. With this totally sustainable and eco-friendly vehicle we have managed to save tons of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, making the city and our world cleaner places. That is why we were considered the best “Sustainable Tourism” StartUp in the world in 2020, for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

technology

The Twizy is equipped with a lot of technology that provides you all the comfort and independence you need in this experience. Free WiFi and USB charging points for your smartphones, a GPS guide with several points of interest in the city, and an amazing video camera installed on top of the car that allows you to livestream your entire experience via social media. At the end of the tour we also give you a digital record of your urban road trip to later remember.

safety (covid-19)

For your safety, and in accordance with DGS and WHO standards, we have implemented extraordinary measures to protect you from the Covid-19 pandemic. Live Electric Tours has adopted all published and approved standards so that you can enjoy your tour in a completely protected way. Our cars are disinfected at the beginning and end of each tour. This procedure is performed by our team, which complies with all the rules established for this purpose. We remind you that all of our tours are completely private, so you will not have contact with other people, except the friend/relative which is with you at the car. Interactions with our team will be reduced to a minimum, occurring only at the beginning and end of each tour, with all the security measures adopted.

 

you choose where to begin

Live Electric Tours deliveries the Twizys wherever you want!

You can pickup the vehicles for free at one of our 4 partner hotels: Hotel do Espinheiro; Évora Hotel; Hotel M'ar de Ar Muralhas; e M'ar de Ar Aqueduto.

If you are not hosted or can not go near one of these 4 partner hotels, please write the address of your accommodation inside Evora and our team will be there at the schedule time your city tour begins.

 

Additional Information

If you exceed the defined duration of your tour, there’s an extra cost of 20 euros per additional hour.

What’s Included
  • Rental of a Renault TWIZY (capacity: 2 people)
  • Civil Liability, Personal Accidents and Car Insurance
  • Tour with GPS guide 
  • Free Wifi in the vehicle
  • Livestreaming of your experience to share with friends and family via Social Media
  • Digital recording of the whole experience to later remember 
  • Pick up and drop off of the vehicle at your accommodation (extra 10€) - Free for the 4 partner hotels
  • Vehicle briefing before start
Points of interest

EVORA

Nestling with dignified repose in the heart of Portugal's sun-baked Alentejo province, Évora is one of the country's oldest and most enchanting cities. Rising to prominence under the Romans, the town was also occupied for some 500 years by the Moors. Medieval Évora thrived as a center of learning and the arts, and was patronized by a succession of Portuguese kings. Its numerous churches and monasteries stand as testament to a devout and pious legacy.

The melding of such diverse cultures and religions coupled with an abundance of different architectural styles prompted UNESCO to declare Évora's old town a World Heritage Site. Conveniently, this precious hoard of monuments and museums is clustered together within the city walls, and can be easily explored on foot. Similarly, Évora's lively market town atmosphere is best appreciated by following the narrow cobblestone lanes that snake away from the brooding cathedral to pass gurgling fountains and flower-flecked squares. Along the way, colorful handicraft stores and family-run cafés busy themselves under granite-wrapped arcades. Restaurants, meanwhile, serve some of the tastiest gastronomy in the land.

 

VILLAGE OF GUADALUPE

Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe is a Portuguese town in the municipality of Évora. This parish was created in 1985, dismembering the neighboring parish of Nossa Senhora da Graça do Divor in the territory that had constituted the old parish of São Matias.

It was the seat of an extinct parish in 2013, as part of a national administrative reform, to form, together with Nossa Senhora da Tourega, a new parish called Union of the Parishes of Nossa Senhora da Tourega and Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe with headquarters in Nossa Lady of Tourega.

 

ALMENDRES MENHIR

The Menir dos Almendres is located in the parish of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, in the municipality of Évora, District of Évora, in Portugal. It consists of a large porphyry granite menhir, about 3.5 meters high from the ground surface, with an elliptical section of 1.20 x 0.80 meters.

It is located at the top of the slope, 1.3 km northeast of the Cromeleque dos Almendres, presenting itself isolated from it, although it is assumed that there is an intimate relationship between the two, since its alignment coincides with the sunrise on the Summer Solstice.

The menhir was erected by its owner, although it is assumed that its original location is close to its current one. Since it is located on private property, the menhir is surrounded by a circular fence of wooden and wire stakes.

 

ALMENDRES CROMLECH

The chromeleque was discovered in 1964, by the researcher Henrique Leonor Pina, when the Geological Map of Portugal was surveyed. The entire archaeological site covers an extensive chronological range, from the Middle Neolithic to the Iron Age, between the end of the sixth and the beginning of the third millennia before Christ, consisting of a cromlech of irregular circular plant, composed of about ninety and five granitic monoliths arranged in small clusters in an area of ??about 70 x 40 m, with a northwest-southeast orientation.

It has a decoration in its upper third composed of a staff and a strip of wavy lines. The site is the set of structured menhirs in the Iberian Peninsula, and one of the most relevant in European megalithism.

Since 1974, the cromlech and menhir are heritage protected by law, initially as a Property of Public Interest (IIP). In 2015, the Almendres Cromlech was reclassified as a National Monument, keeping the classification as IIP.

 

GREAT DOLMEN OF ZAMBUJEIRO

Anta Grande do Zambujeiro is a dolmen-type megalithic monument near Valverde, Évora, Alentejo, Portugal, one of the largest in the Iberian Peninsula. It was built between 4,000 and 3,500 BC. It consists of a single chamber, used during the Neolithic period as a burial site and possible religious cults.

The polygonal chamber is made of seven huge stones 8 meters high. Originally, they were covered by a stone 7 meters wide. A corridor 12 meters long, 1.5 meters wide and 2 meters high leads to the chamber. The entrance was marked by a huge, decorated menhir, currently tumbled. Many archaeological finds found during the excavations are to be found in the Évora Museum.

Anta Grande do Zambujeiro was declared a National Heritage Site in 1971 by Decree Law 516/71, of 22 November. This monument illustrates the technical capacity and complexity of the social organization of the Neolithic populations that built it. 

In 2019, the megalithic monument is in a very worrying state and is at risk of collapse of its entire structure. The vertical stones that make up the monument, especially those in the corridor, are practically in view almost to the base, which makes it in a progressively dangerous situation of collapse.

Itinerary

 Itinerary

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Renting Conditions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum of 2 persons (including the driver) per car. The Renault Twizy is a two-seater car.
  • At the begginng of the tour is required a guarantee deposit of 100€ (to be refunded at the end of the tour)
  • ID/Passport and Valid driving license required
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed for safety reasons
  • Youth (between 4 and 17) must be accompanied by an adult. A booster seat can be provided on request with no extra costs.
  • Final Price is per car
Cancellation policy
  • Free Cancellation up to 24h before your activity starts.
  • We guarantee Full Refund.
  • Possibility to reschedule the date and time of your city tour (subject to availability).
  • Tour may be cancelled due to adverse atmospheric conditions

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