Meada Menhir, Castelo de Vide, Portugal

Contemplate the largest Menhir in the Iberian Peninsula, located in Castelo de Vide, Portugal.

Meada Menhir, Castelo de Vide, Portugal
Meada Menhir
© Câmara Municipal de Castelo de Vide

The parish of Povoa e Meadas, in Castelo de Vide, Alentejo, boasts of hosting the largest Menhir in the Iberian Peninsula.

It is a huge monolith more than 7 metres high, weighting 18 tons. This amazing menhir was sectioned and demolished until 1993, when it was restored.

Reputedly, its height is due to the fact that it belonged to a line of standing stones carefully organised, so that each one of them would be visible from the next. The Meada Menhir was the shortest one of all.

 

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Location:

Tapada do Cylinder, Santa Maria da Devesa, Castelo de Vide

Ticket price:

Free admission.

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