Rochoso, Near Guarda, Portugal.
|| Grid Reference:
40.529 N 7.262 W.
(Menhirs, Stone Circle).
village of Rochoso is best known today for its 'Menhirs' (right). However,
the town itself and the area around it are littered with large stones, many
of which were re-used from previous constructions dating back through the
Romans to the Neolithic.
There is rumoured to be (or have been) a stone circle
in Rochoso but there is no sign of it now, and no-one seems to know of it or
have heard of it.
A local woman (of at least 80 years old), told us that her
parents told her that there were once two more menhirs at the site and
that together, they supported a capstone. A house has been recently built
next to the remaining two stones and there is now no sign of the others or
here for map of the site)
Gallery of Images:
The village walls are
littered with large stones such as these.
(left) Is this what people are calling a stone circle?... (Right)
A Christianised menhir in the village..
And this rock-cut sepulchre .. overlooking the village...
(List of Prehistoric Portuguese sites)