Alcalar is an area rich in many types of funerary temples and tombs. A set of 18 tombs grouped into multiple cores and with a great architectural diversity are located between the northern estuary of Alvor and the foothills of the Serra de Monchique. Starting with the third century, many generations have used this region as a repository for their dead by using caves as collective tombs, excavated crypts and under stone monuments.

On site there is a Reception and Study Center with a permanent exhibition on these monuments. One of the tombs is open to the public. Many of the others are located on private property.



For more information, visit the Culture Algarve webpage for Monumentos Megalíticos de Alcalar.

Monumentos Megaliticos de Alcalar
Estrada VNC3 6
Mexilhoeira Grande
Western Algarve

Phone: +351 282 471 410

Entrance – 4.00

1 July to 31 August – 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
1 September to 31 June – 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:30
Closed Sunday, Monday, Good Friday, Easter, May 1 and Christmas

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