Megalithic Monuments of Alcalar

A few miles of Portimão, you can find Alcalar where, about 5000 years ago, an important prehistoric community settled in.

Here it was established a village defended by walls, trenches and slopes, where houses were built, whom had built next to it an important group of funerary tombs.

The traces there found allow us to be closer to their lifestyle, their activities, their use and occupation of that site and also their relationship with death, shown on the various constructive types of the di_erent kinds, from the common grave to the ones specially meant for the leaders and their relatives.

Found and explored since the late 19th century, the megalithic monuments of Alcalar are classied as National Monuments.

In Alcalar, two of those monuments are open to the public, allowing a direct contact with the processes and materials used in their construction.

As complement to Alcalar’s megalithic monuments visit, we suggest that you go to the Museum of Portimão to closely observe some of the objects found on the dierent monuments and on the settlement, therefore getting a better idea of the cultural legacy left by this millenary community.

To find out more about life in prehistory, the Museum of Portimão prepared these activities for you:

  • Guided tours
  • Life 5000 years ago
  • Sounds of nature
  • Prehistorical hunters
  • Monument builders
  • Pottery making and firing
  • Weaving
  • Stonecutting
  • Milling


Museu de Portimão - Centro de Interpretação de Alcalar

1 September  - 31 July

Tuesday  - Saturday
10h00 - 13h00 | 14h00 - 16h30
(last entrance at 16h15)

Closed: Sundays and mondays

1 to31 August
Tuesday - Saturday
10h00 - 13h00 | 14h00 - 18h00
(last entrance at 17h45)

Ticket Prices

Normal ticket €2,00
General ticket €2,00

Info and registration:

Museu de Portimão tel.: +351 282 405 230 |
Centro de Interpretação Alcalar tel.: +351 282 471 410 |