We believe that this megalithic landscape is a major cultural
asset, significant not only for the populations that
still live here today but for all Humanity.
Its preservation, study and promotion are our eternal goals.
The city of Évora, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1986, was founded by the Romans in the I century b.C. -
Around 5.500 years BC the first European man-
This phenomenon can be explained, in part, by the geographical position of the region in the landscape of southern Portugal, specifically in the area bounded by the basins of the three major rivers of the region, the Tejo, Sado and Guadiana. The Évora group was thus founded at the junction of natural routes of communication (both by water and along ridges) that link the estuaries of these major rivers to the interior. These three estuaries were themselves the original habitats for most of the hunter-
Megalithism apparently emerged as a phenomenon rooted in the cultural practices of the last hunter-
Knowledge was the tool from here on and it grew in an unseen scale – astronomy, mathematics, philosophy, organized religion and architecture – they were all born at this stage, alongside with many other innovations that we still consider as cornerstones of our way of life today. The role they now saw for them selves in this new order was no longer one of full subjugation to nature’s will but one domestication and transformation.
Today, these monuments profile themselves as distant messages, hidden in the fullness of time.