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Submitted by Alta-Falisa on Thursday, 03 April 2014  Page Views: 3750

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Lapa da Moura Alternative Name: Chã de Paradas 1
Country: Portugal Distrito: Viana do Castelo Type: Burial Chamber or Dolmen
Nearest Town: Lindoso  Nearest Village: Britelo
Latitude: 41.834014N  Longitude: 8.269869W
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
2 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data

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Lapa da Moura
Lapa da Moura submitted by Alta-Falisa : Lapa da Moura dolmen. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Lapa da Moura is on the "Trail of the Megalithism of Britelo". That trail starts in Britelo.

Take the church of Britelo as a reference point, but you cannot leave your car in the narrow and steep roads, so keep going uphill.

After leaving the village of Britelo, the paved roads become earth roads ; their surface are fairly bumpy. Don't despair, but go on foot in case of rain (circular trail, 11 km, 3 hr).

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Re: Lapa da Moura by Alta-Falisa on Saturday, 05 April 2014
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Lapa de Moura is often used in Portugal to name dólmens.
Such names refer to the pre-Reconquista period, but were given far later, when the presence of Moorish was still collectively remembered but without precise knowledge of that period. Here is one along this trail : http://www.panoramio.com/photo/77429210
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