The main human relics from prehistoric times are megalithic constructions. (Megalith means “large stones”)

Portugal has hundreds, if not thousands, of megalithic sites. These are broken down into the following categories:

  • Tombs
  • Standing Stones
  • Alignments or circles

Many of these sites are visitable, but some are on private land. As archaeologists excavate these sites, any artefacts of human creation are kept in museums or universities.

Use the map at the right to search among the various megalithic sites or browse through the entries below. More posts are added as sites get visited.