Seixo da Beira, Nr Olivera do Hospital.
|| Grid Reference:
40˚ 28' 00'' N. 7˚ 48' 00'' W.
Anta da Arcainha:
though this monument has been greatly restored, it still retains some of its
former majesty. It is supported by 9 uprights around 3-4m high. The
beautifully shaped capstone is around 0.3m x 3.5m x 4m, and still sits
almost perfectly horizontal on top of the uprights. The site opens out to
the south-east, offering a superb view of the Serra d'estrella mountain
range. This dolmen is probably a peripheral structure of the
Orca complex, on the other side of the River
Some of the stones are the product of restorative work,
and are actually moulded concrete.
here for map of the site)
Gallery of Images:
The restored stones of the passage.
View of the Serra d'Estrella's in the distance.
(List of Prehistoric Portuguese sites)