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Guided tour / Visita guiada
March 17 - Temples of the Equinox
The visit is as follows:
Cromlech Vale de Maria do Meio - Symbology of cromlechs, Rites ofthe equinox in prehistory, Ancient Meaning of Easter
Cromlech of Portela de Mogos - Prehistory of Portugal, prehistoric peoples of Évora, theories of migration of peoples.
Menhir of Almendres - Meaning of Menhirs, dream symbology, Astronomical marks
Cromlech of Almendres - Almendres religious symbology, interpretation of some of the menhirs, demonstration of the symbols hidden by time.
This visit includes support documentation and is organized by Superstitio in conjunction with the course of Science of Religions of Universidade Lusófona.
For this visit is necessary to have personal transportation or get arrange a lift from one of the participants, participants should bring food because we will visit remote places.
They should bring comfortable clothes and shoes but we will not walk long, the four sites are very close to each other.
The price of the tour is € 10, confirmation is necessary for logistical reasons.
Those who want to stay until dusk can see some of the inscriptions which are in some menhirs of Almendres, these engravings are only visible at night, around 21 PM we finish the visit.
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Dia 17 Março – Templos do Equinócio
O roteiro é o seguinte:
Cromeleque de Vale Maria do Meio – Simbologia dos Cromeleques, Ritos pré-históricos do Equinócio, Significado Primordial da Páscoa
Cromeleque de Portela de Mogos – Pré-História em Portugal, Povos pré-históricos de Évora, teorias de migração de povos.
Menir de Almendres – Significado dos Menires, Simbologia Onírica, Marcos Astronómicos
Cromeleque de Almendres – Simbologia religiosa de Almendres, Interpretação de alguns dos menires, demonstração dos símbolos ocultos pelo tempo.
Esta visita inclui documentação de apoio e é organizada pela Superstitio em conjunto com o curso Ciência das Religiões da Universidade Lusófona.
Para esta visita é necessário transporte próprio e alimentação porque vamos visitar locais ermos sem habitações.
Devem trazer roupa e calçado confortável mas não vamos andar muito a pé, os 4 locais a visitar são muito perto uns dos outros.
O preço da visita guiada é 10€, devem de enviar inscrição previamente por razões logísticas.
Quem quiser permanecer até ao anoitecer poderá visualizar algumas das inscrições que se encontram em alguns menires de Almendres, estas inscrições só são visíveis no período nocturno, por volta das 21H terminamos a visita.
Qualquer dúvida sobre estamos ao dispor.
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Don't miss the details of the cromeleques!
A few of those stones have details that go unnoticed by most people who visit the site. One of them has a flat surface full of holes of the same size -- perhaps used for some kind of game? One egg-shaped stone has clear circular markings on one of its side.
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a great trip from Evora
Cromeleque or menir dos Almendres is a perfect side-trip from Evora and it will take a total time of about 1 hour by taxi. Cromeleque dos Almendres is the name of the largest stonering of the iberic peninsula, a construction similar to Stonehendge, but much older and also less impressive, because the stones are just about 1,8 to 2,2 meters high.
The whole construction dates back to 5000 BC and consists of 3 seperate rings of stone that were used as a calendar and at the shortest and longest days of the year the sun will shine through a special row of stones, so there certainly was some sense behind the setting of these stones that were taken to this place from far-away places.
There used to be an even higher stone that might have formed the centre of the construction once and it was found in quite a distance from the stonering, so that is another mystery of this place...
Cromeleque dos Almendres is in a distance of about 17 km from Evora, outside of the village of Guadalupe. It is certainly the best to take a taxi there, the total fare for 1 hour is around 32 euros, but you better fix the price in advance !
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