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Historic Village of Monsanto

Monsanto, Portugal
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One of the most Amazing Villages I have ever seen.

After seeing images of this village on Google, I knew I had to go there! Not an easy task if you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sierrasue50
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Edmonton
Historic Village

This is one of the most unique places I have visited in Portugal. The historic buildings built... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Magnus B
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Fourways, South Africa
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“huge boulders” (6 reviews)
“no idea” (3 reviews)
“walk up” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Monsanto, Portugal
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"huge boulders"
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"no idea"
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"walk up"
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"tourist office"
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"castle ruins"
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"one night"
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"restaurants and shops"
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"views are amazing"
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"unique place"
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"by foot"
in 2 reviews
"rocks"
in 5 reviews
"village"
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"stone"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most unique places I have visited in Portugal. The historic buildings built into boulders with the usual narrow streets. The history of the village stems from the time of the Templar knights and the Visigoths. The historic parts are well...More

Thank Magnus B
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We weren't sure that going to this village would be worth an extra three hours of travel but decided to give it a go. We were all very happy that we did. The lower part of the village is just old and scenic. As you...More

Thank Chip1701
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

You truly have to visit and sleep at least one night in Monsanto if you visit Portugal. Not only because it’s typical but it’s quiet, charming, filed with history and the people here are really friendly. We have seen a lot of places in 28...More

Thank moufoudou
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Steep cobblestone streets, a castle, and houses with boulders incorporated into the architecture. What's not to love? Signage around the town is very good. The only real disappointment is that you cannot enter the churches and other historic buildings, though to be fair, some are...More

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This is such an enchanting village. As said in previous posts, it's not really touristy. You could photograph the whole village. It's worth the walk to the castle because the views are amazing. It's quite steep so if you're a bit infirm you might struggle....More

Thank xJackiex
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Worth taking the time to visit this amazing, unique place! There is a nice Tourist Office and exhibition in the town, amazing houses built in between and incorporating the massive rocks, views ‘to die for’, and nice places to shop and eat/drink! Highly recommended, a...More

Thank MaryBarryJackson
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Monsanto is amazingly unique. The whole town is the attraction here, but really nothing else is needed. There are amazing vistas from the fort overlooking the town, and the whole town itself is post-card perfect for pictures. Especially at sunset. Just wander, it’s impossible to...More

Thank Don S
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Monsanto was once elected the most Portuguese village and is in the route of the historic villages. The castle, or what remains of it, is great and in the morning when the air is cleaner you can see really far both Portugal and Spain. The...More

Thank rdepieri
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

A beautiful rustic, peaceful village nestled up in hills with stunning views of the surrounding villages. Find a quiet spot high up by the castle ruins for a moment of calmness. Visit before it becomes too touristy.

Thank Kaggles72
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Shannan D
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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
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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
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