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Nice little place

An other one of the 12 villages. Easy to visit when you stay in Monsanto. A roman bridge, a church... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lutgarde V
Old Portuguese Village

This village is one among the 12 oldest Portuguese villages. It was founded by Roman and it is... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Rio Grande, RS
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Idanha-a-Nova 6060, Portugal
+351 232 432 032
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Lutgarde V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

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

Thank Chileice
Reviewed 10 June 2018

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

Thank warners1
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Jorge G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We have visited 5 villages that day and this was the least picturesque (Sortelha was the nicest, we think).

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

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!

Thank Galante2014
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Aldeia Tipica de Portugal! Its a small town so you'll easily visit it. There are some archeological digging going on near the church so if you are into the subject you'll like it. Check also Monsanto.

Thank Pedro D
Reviewed 30 April 2016

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

Thank KHarbinger
Reviewed 7 February 2016

I was really hoping to see the Visigoth church which is the village's main attractions and the main reason why I chose to visit this place. It was however closed and the tourism office told me the owner of the keys was the only one...More

Thank Thomas O
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