Menhir Monte Almendres, in Évora

Great menhir isolated, spatially related to the cromlech of Almendres. The Menhir Monte Almendres of Neolithic origin and about six thousand years is a great menhir isolated which is situated about two kilometers from Almendres Cromlech. The menhir, like the cromlech, located in Évora, in the Alentejo.
The menhir, granite and about three feet tall, weighs about ten tons.
Both may represent the head of a tribe, how to be a symbol of fertility or even simply a milestone to mark territory. The top is decorated with some pictures in the upper third of unknown significance. Local legends state that the Menhir Almendres is the tomb of a Moorish princess.


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