Cromeleque do Xerez

Cromeleque Do Xerez

The megalithic ensemble of Herdade do Xerez or Cromeleque do Xerez can currently be visited in an area next to Convento da Orada, near Monsaraz.
Date of the period between the beginning of 4000 a.C. and the middle of 3000 a.C.. It is one of the few cromlechs existing in Portuguese territory.

It consists of an enclosure of regular square plan, centralized, defined by 50 granite menhirs, with sizes between 120 and 150 cm high each. In the center, There is a phallic-looking monolith about 4 meters high, in which a row of dimples on the west face was identified.

Other places to visit

Monsaraz village
Monsaraz Castle
Lake Alqueva
Church of Santa Maria da Lagoa
Hermitage of Santa Catarina
Convento da Orada
Fluvial Beach of Monsaraz
Tower of the Esporão
Pottery of São Pedro do Corval