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Historic Village of Monsanto

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If you like to walk around in small streets full of history, you will love this village. The castle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fundao, Portugal
Unforgettable experience

The most Portuguese city! An UNESCO heritage that is worth to be discovered . An unbelievable... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Monsanto, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to walk around in small streets full of history, you will love this village. The castle ha a great view of the region. Don´t be afraid to walk to the castle, even if you think you are not an athletic person who...More

Thank Elipessoa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical village with its granite constructions made in the hills above having the castle at the top. The village is one of the landmarks of Portuguese culture representing 300 million years of land dynamics with one of UNESCO's most spectacular geomonuments. The strength of the...More

Thank Luís A
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The most Portuguese city! An UNESCO heritage that is worth to be discovered . An unbelievable experience, unique in the whole world. A medieval town with big stones on top of the houses.

Thank Liriodendron10
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to both exercise your legs and your photography skills. Here you can find some huge stones and a really cute historical village. Really nice experience near Castelo Branco! Highly recommend the sunset.

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Wonderful old village with spectacular views and even more spectacular granite boulders everywhere. Visit if you're in Portugal and have a glass of Portugal wine with the locals.

1  Thank Erykahh
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing! Worth it! Definitely one of the most incredible and magic places to visit in Portugal! Magic!

1  Thank José Maria G
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I have been here twice and would go back again. The first time, I went in the day and the second time, I went at night. The night time visit was better than the day. Less people, more parking and an eerie beauty that only...More

2  Thank Chileice
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The village of Monsanto is the oldest in Portugal and the homes are built in, around, and under the boulders. There is parking at both the base of the village and a little further up should you not want to walk up the steep inclined...More

2  Thank Nerium A
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Breathtaking. Perched on a hill with 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. Small, winding, enchanting streets. Flowers on window sills. Friendly neighbors. The castle ruins and surrounding trails are a great place to spend a day hiking. Feels much more undisturbed than equally charming...More

2  Thank Rich M
Reviewed 11 June 2018

After seeing images of this village on Google, I knew I had to go there! Not an easy task if you don't have a car. I couldn't stop taking pictures of the amazing myriad of small streets and alleyways built around massive granite boulders. Boulders...More

Thank sierrasue50
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veena s
5 December 2016|
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I think the village itself is the main attraction. Walking around the village, seeing all the amazing little cottages and walking up to the castle are the main things we did in Monsanto. Just wander. We loved it and wished... More
veena s
5 December 2016|
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Hi, Sorry, I cannot help you much. We read about Monsanto on the net and travelled there for one night and 2 days from our home near Tomar, Portugal, so we didn't see much else of the area. In the village there is little to... More