Anta da Aldeia da Mata

Anta da Aldeia da Mata, Crato: Address, Anta da Aldeia da Mata Reviews: 4.5/5

Anta da Aldeia da Mata
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ACM42
Goole, UK191 contributions
Fascinating and evocative
Oct 2020
If you are following the directions from the Internet, turn left where the road forks, not right. And be careful of the cows.
Written 3 November 2020
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MacKnickKnack
Portalegre, Portugal2 059 contributions
Very special
Jun 2019 • Couples
My wife and I have visited a great many of the Megalithic monuments in the Alentejo - some are little more than ruins, some complete - some just seemed to be "dumped" where they are, whilst others seem set exactly where they simply must be.
This is one of the best - here, set on a small hill in the middle of nowhere, with wide ranging views all around, you can almost breathe the history, which then proceeds to take your breath away - truly an awesome experience.
Visiting... There's now a brown sign on the road (N363) labelled "Anta do Tapadaõ". Yes, there are cattle in the field so keep the gate closed. I'd suggest you walk rather than drive - this site is a meditation. After entering, take the first track on the left and follow it - 10 minutes tops. The "path" into the Anta is somewhat overgrown - I recommend you take a walking stick. GPS: 39.300971N, 7.710825W
Written 28 June 2019
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Simba0ne
Lichfield, Staffs86 contributions
A perfect place to escape to and take in the views.
May 2019 • Couples
One of the best examples of such stones in the Alentejo. Worth the effort of parking on the road and taking the steady 15 minute stroll through the field to discover it close up.
Written 30 May 2019
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CazBUk
Great Yarmouth, UK495 contributions
Worth the effort to find
Mar 2018
We had seen signs to the dolmen on our way to the Pousada in Crato, and having found some information online, including TripAdvisor reviews, we decided it would be a good place to visit. After a few attempts we eventually located it, and it was certainly worth the effort to find. We opened the field gate and drove along the rather bumpy track across the fields, then spent some time taking photos and having a good look around. There were some cows in the field, but fortunately they kept their distance.
Written 9 July 2018
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Helena F
Cascais, Portugal26 contributions
Anta
Jun 2016 • Family
So lovely to see the pre historic ages! History always be with us! So amazing and with a great view of the alentejo fields. You must go to visit it!!!
Written 3 July 2016
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Jane M
Bideford, UK144 contributions
Impressive dolmen
Jun 2015 • Couples
After driving through a field of grumpy cows the position of the dolmen is great.
It can be seen from the road if you are daunted by the drive.
Great storks in field too
Written 10 June 2015
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Thyme B
Denver19 contributions
Gorgeous!
Apr 2015 • Couples
This was an AMAZING site and one of my favorites in Portugal. Completely worth going to see. It is also called Anta do Tapadao. It is a little difficult to find as the GPS coordinates aren't quite right. We got close and could see it in the distance though. Then we found a road sign that indicated we should turn into a field but there was a gate there. At first we thought of skipping it but the gate said in Portuguese "Please Close Gate," and it had an official national monument sign across from it, so we thought it meant you can go in but you have to close it behind you if you go, as there are cattle roaming about that you wouldn't want to get out. We opened the gate and closed it behind us, then drove up a slight hill and turned left (all dirt roads, no signs). Then we saw it in the distance and drove over. Really interesting site; very well preserved. We headed back and made sure the gate was closed when we left. Enjoy!
Written 30 April 2015
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PajaritoLondon
London219 contributions
Impressive...even from the distance
Mar 2015 • Couples
Tried to drive up to it from the signpost (a good clear sign post) on the main road, ensuring gate was closed ( cows in fields) behind. Track a bit rough. No one in the farmhouse at the end of the track. There was a fork in the track (no signpost) where it was to be assumed the track would lead to the Anta. Had to turn around as there was a bull in the middle of the track.
Best views were in fact about 500 meters down on the main road, where it became apparent that the monument was surrounded by approx. 30 cows. The warning would be assess whether it is worth the risk visiting, particularly if the there are cows with calfs.
Written 14 April 2015
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