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What an awesome place! From the small town to the Castle ruins, this is a must see if in the area... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Tomball, Texas
via mobile
Top Travel Spot in Portugal

This place in number one for scenic drama, for genuineness and natural and architectural beauty. I... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

What an awesome place! From the small town to the Castle ruins, this is a must see if in the area. The ruins also offer a full 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside. Its a free attraction, and it wasn't crowded. Swing by and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 76gman
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This place in number one for scenic drama, for genuineness and natural and architectural beauty. I have travelled all over Europe. This is THE medieval burg that you want to see. Caceres and Nuremberg have nothing on Monsanto. A steep climb amidst alleys and arches...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

The village is worth a visit. We went there by car - there are strongly limited number of parking spaces, fortunately the village is not so touristic (yet?), so we managed to leave the car at the side of the road next to the local...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank vagablondi
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This was by far the highlight of our trip to Portugal, and probably one of the most memorable places we have ever visited. We almost didn’t go since it was quite a detour on our route from Tomar to Porto, but boy are we glad...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank rivergen
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Who knew such a place existed. It just makes you ask why. It is a town that developed around a Knights Templar era castle on a rocky hill. The houses are buit into the rocks and around them and under them. You need to be...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Chileice
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

If you like amazing views on the country side around the village and amazing views looking to the village from below, Monsanto is really the place where you should go to or even better stay overnight. The village lies in between giant boulders. Some boulders...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank lucd166
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This village was absoutely fascinating. We were intending to stay two days and in the end we stayed five. We couldn't get over all the little alleys and houses built into the mountain boulders. We discovered a great little cafe - Taverna Lusitana - at...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Hungrydogie
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The Castle on the mountain top and the stone houses of the village are one of the most amazing sites in all of Portugal and Spain. Have had several extensive trips to Iberia and Monsanto is at the top of my list of places to...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank BobandAmyLee
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Another one of the "Aldeia tipica de Portugal". You got to love the stone made houses and the small town on the hill environment. Should definitely visit this. Check Idanha-a-Velha after.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Pedro_Duarte_85
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very unique village, well preserved and still full of life. Worth climbing all the way up to enjoy the sunset.

Date of experience: August 2016
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10 March 2018|
Response from 1143dc | Reviewed this property |
You could stay a lifetime. This is the most beautiful, restful medieval village where you will ever dwell. However... if all you want is to see the sights, then two nights is perfectly enough. Or one night if you are an... More
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Response from lucd166 | Reviewed this property |
The best option is to rent a car. You will enjoy the freedom of movement this gives you in this sparsely populated part of Portugal.
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