5-10km east of Poiares on the N17.
|| Grid Reference:
40.22˚ N, 8.26˚ W.
São Pedro Dias Dolmen:
It takes a while for the
original form of this structure to make sense to the eye. It looks to me as
if this may have originally been a structure similar in design to the small
passage-mound at Pinhero
dos Abracos in
nearby Coja. The structure has the remains of a small passage, leading to a
central chamber, which was then completely covered over with a mound of small stones.
This dolmen (Anta) was known as the 'Almas da
Serra' in the last century.
of the site)
The mound was
'excavated' in 1983, and a few remaining stones still outline the original locations of
the passage (left) and chamber (right).
It is still possible to see the
packing stones that once composed the mound that covered the structure.
(List of Prehistoric Portuguese sites)