Megalithic Sunset

Megalithic Sunset - Full

3 km night interpretive tour held in about 3 hours along the megalithic itinerary of Pedra Escorregadia, in Vila do Bispo, led by archeologist Ricardo Soares, of the Municipality of Vila do Bispo, and by astronomer Fernando Pimenta, member of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture. Along the way, a variety of information will be transmitted about menirical megalithism and the remote cultures responsible for the monumentalization of these landscapes in Prehistory. The decorations inscribed on the menhirs will be observed by the technique of directed lighting, revealing secrets that the light of day hardly allows to glimpse. The relationship of the menhirs with astronomy will also be addressed. Already on a celestial stage, participants will have the opportunity to take a walk through the sky and discover some mythological stories about birds in the deep sky, observation naturally conditioned to atmospheric conditions!

  • Schedule: Tuesday 4th of October 2022 from 07:00 pm until 10:00 pm
  • Theme(s): Archeology, History and Geology, Walks
  • Type(s): Field trip
  • Location: Outdoor activity
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20 (minimum age 8 years old)
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Recommendations:

    Distance: 3km
    Duration: 3 hours
    Difficulty: Easy
    Material: Bring hiking shoes and warm clothing for the night
    Guide: Ricardo Soares (archaeologist of Vila do Bispo Municipality)

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  • Meeting point:
    Picnic Area on Megalithic Route
    Lat: 37.069741 / Lon: -8.919320