viernes, 17 de junio de 2016

Midsummer monument: the sacred stones of Portugal's Stonehenge


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Two thousand years older than the Wiltshire stone circle, the Cromlech of the Almendres is one of the largest megalithic sites in Europe  and it's perfectly positioned to celebrate the solstice

...  The Cromlech of the Almendres is only 15km west of Evora, down a maze of unmade lanes in a forest of cork trees. In spring, the open fields that surround it are a carpet of wild flowers and on midsummer’s day, 21 June, people come here to celebrate the solstice. It’s not on the scale of the New Age events at Stonehenge – there’s no visitor centre and no amenities, just a lovely feeling of being in a sacred grove of stones. [...] The Independent