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Really small, quaint village in Northeast Portugal with lots of old ruins. It doesn't appear to get much traffic, so ypu basically have the run of the place to yourself. Be sure to go by the Tourist Information office. They have the keys to an...More
An other one of the 12 villages. Easy to visit when you stay in Monsanto. A roman bridge, a church (unfortunately closed), a lot of roman remains very quiet, only a few people around .. . It's not very spectacular but if you "do the...More
It’s a small historical village tipycal and friendly. They have a litlle restaurant (Casa da Amoreira) with local food where you can eat very well and rest for a while before visit the monuments. The staff is very friendly and helpfulll. A place to repeat...More
This is an amazing spot, just a few kilometers off the beaten path. You can see Monsanto from here, and yet few visitors come to this town which was once one of great importantance to the Romans, the Suebi and the Visigoths. Now, fewer than...More
We visited here on a week day morning, so virtually did not see other tourists wandering around this extra small village. We spotted a couple of elderly residents but that was all.
Evidence of Roman Times all through the village. Make sure you walk the...More
Once was capital of Iberia is now a small village with les than 100 inhabitants. It is very interesting that you can learn Portuguese evolution from what you can find here. Roman roads connecting main towns of that time, old Catedral where the first baptisms...More
This village is one among the 12 oldest Portuguese villages. It was founded by Roman and it is possible to see a Roman bridge, parts of Roman roads and colums from houses or temples. It seems to be a place that stopped in time!
We so enjoyed this town! Quiet, fun to walk around, people selling cheese. Wonderful Roman ruins and carved stones. It was a great place to have lunch and spend a couple of hours walking around--also nice hikes into the countryside. We ate right in the...More