6 Sights in Colares, Portugal (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Colares, Portugal. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Colares, Portugal.

List of cities in Portugal Sightseeing Tours in Colares

1. Monumento pré-histórico da Praia das Maçãs

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The Praia das Maçãs Prehistoric Monument, also known as the Tholos of Outeiro das Mós, consists of an artificial Neolithic cave and a Chalcolithic domed or beehive tomb. It is situated close to the Praia das Maçãs beach, near the town of Colares in Sintra municipality, in the Lisbon District of Portugal. The area was discovered in 1927. As an important prehistoric sepulchral site, it was classified as a national monument in 1974. Surrounded by housing, the location has been designated as a special zone of protection, and construction is forbidden. Plans by Sintra and the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage to turn the complex into a museum area, first discussed in 2001, have not yet been implemented. For purposes of protection the site has been covered by sand and there is little presently visible.

Wikipedia: Praia das Maçãs Prehistoric Monument (EN), Heritage Website Arqueologia, Heritage Website Sipa, Heritage Website

2. Anta de Adrenunes

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The Anta de Adrenunes, located on top of a hill at 426 metres above sea level, in the municipality of Sintra, within Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Lisbon District, Portugal, is believed to be a Stone Age burial chamber or megalithic monument. It is a structure consisting of a cluster of granite stones, between which there is a gallery about 5 metres high that is surmounted by monoliths that rest horizontally on vertical stones. The passage is thought to have served as a collective necropolis or dolmen during the megalithic period although no artifacts or burial chambers have been found to prove this. The site contains a geodesic landmark that has been inserted into one of the upper stones.

Wikipedia: Anta de Adrenunes (EN), Heritage Website Arqueologia, Heritage Website Sipa

3. Farol do Cabo da Roca

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Farol do Cabo da Roca Bert Kaufmann from Roermond, Netherlands / CC BY 2.0

The Cabo da Roca Lighthouse is a beacon/lighthouse located 165 metres (541 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean, on Portugal's most westerly extent. It is located in the civil parish of Colares, in the municipality of Sintra, situated on a promontory made up of granite boulders and interspersed limestone. It is a third-order lighthouse, which originally began operating in 1772. It was the first new purpose-built lighthouse to be constructed in the country; the older lighthouses in existence at that time were constructed on existing platforms or from pre-existing beacons.

Wikipedia: Cabo da Roca Lighthouse (EN)

4. Capela de Nossa Senhora da Penha

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The Sanctuary of Peninha is situated in the Sintra Mountains in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, in the Lisbon District of Portugal. It stands at an altitude of 448 metres on top of a rocky outcrop, which provides views over the coastline and inland areas. In addition to a baroque chapel, completed in 1710, the location contains the Palace of Peninha, which dates from 1918, as well as remains of a hermitage. The interiors of neither the chapel nor the palace can presently be visited.

Wikipedia: Sanctuary of Peninha (EN)

5. Fojo da Adraga

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Fojo da Adraga Adrião / CC BY-SA 2.5

Praia da Adraga is a North Atlantic beach in Portugal, near to the town of Almoçageme, Sintra. It has been recommended in British newspapers. It is a "Blue Flag beach" with access for handicapped persons, It has an excellent restaurant and a very good emergency service system, although it is hard to reach by public transportation.

Wikipedia: Praia da Adraga (EN)

6. Sítio Arqueológico do Alto da Vigia

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Sítio Arqueológico do Alto da Vigia Vitor Oliveira from Torres Vedras, PORTUGAL / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Archaeological Site of Alto da Vigia is an archaeological site associated with Roman interventions in the Portugal, situated along the Praia das Maçãs in the civil parish of São João das Lampas e Terrugem, in municipality of Sintra.

Wikipedia: Archaeological Site of Alto da Vigia (EN), Website, Heritage Website Arqueologia, Heritage Website Sipa


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