Monsanto - Portugal

Monsanto, escolhida em 1938 como "aldeia mais portuguesa de Portugal". Merece o título: empoleirada numa encosta granítica, as casas surgem apertadas entre enormes penedos, com minúsculos quintais e hortas separados por muros de pedra e ladeiras talhadas na rocha viva e que se fundem com ela. O castelo começou por ser um castro lusitano, depois restaurado pelos romanos, e sofreu uma longa história de combates e cercos. Tudo na aldeia foi cuidadosamente preservado.
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Monsanto Village (granite made, inhabited since Lower Palaeolithic / Ice Ages) - Portugal

Monsanto Village (granite made, inhabited since Lower Palaeolithic / Ice Ages) - Portugal Good to see that old things are still standing strong.

One of the streets of the medieval stone village of Monsanto. Portugal.

Portugal, Monsanto - One of the streets of the medieval village

Monsanto, Portugal ©Luis Novo

Monsanto is a beautiful Portuguese village built on the side of a mountain. Local houses are squeezed between huge boulders and narrow streets are carved from the rock. It was named “the most Portuguese village in Portugal” in

Aldeia de Monsanto

All made of stone, tough like the "lusitanos", our ancesters - the most traditional village of Portugal - Monsanto - Portugal.


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