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Monsanto, Portugal: A Town Built on Boulders
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Monsanto, Portugal: A Town Built on Boulders

Monsanto, Portugal: A Town Built on Boulders

Monsanto, Portugal: A Tiny Town Built on Boulders

If you're looking for an off-the-beaten-path town in Portugal that is sure to enchant you, look to Monsanto, a town built in, on and around giant boulders.

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Monsanto is a beautiful Portuguese village built on the side of a mountain. Local houses are squeezed between huge boulders and narrow streets are carved from the rock. It was named “the most Portuguese village in Portugal” in 1938
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A town built among boulders. (Insert joke about living between a rock and a hard place here.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a boulder like this outside your front door.

Monsanto is a beautiful Portuguese village built on the side of a mountain. Local houses are squeezed between huge boulders and narrow streets are carved from the rock. It was named “the most Portuguese village in Portugal” in 1938

Monsanto is a beautiful Portuguese village built on the side of a mountain. Local houses are squeezed between huge boulders and narrow streets are carved from the rock. It was named “the most Portuguese village in Portugal” in 1938
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#Monsanto a whole village made of stone, #Portugal
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Monsanto, Portugal, a medieval village built around massive boulders.

Some images from Monsanto, where I'll be hanging my hat as a Writer-in-Residence in September.

#Monsanto a whole village made of stone, #Portugal

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Nossa Senhora da Boa Estrela, Serra da Estrela Portugal. Hidden in the mountains and deep cliffs in the midst of rock, a glimpse of faith Our Lady of the Good Star. Beautiful carvings in the rocks.
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Nossa Senhora da Boa Estrela, Serra da Estrela Portugal. Hidden in the mountains and deep cliffs in the midst of rock, a glimpse of faith Our Lady of the Good Star. Beautiful carvings in the rocks.

Nossa Senhora da Boa Estrela, Serra da Estrela Portugal. Hidden in the mountains and deep cliffs in the midst of rock, a glimpse of faith Our Lady of the Good Star. Beautiful carvings in the rocks.
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A cidade de #Evora entrou no nosso roteiro de 15 dias viajando em #Portugal, pois queríamos ver de perto a tão famosa Capela dos Ossos, qual foi nossa surpresa ao sermos agraciados com uma linda cidade murada e com vários outros cantinhos lindos.
A cidade de #Evora entrou no nosso roteiro de 15 dias viajando em #Portugal, pois queríamos ver de perto a tão famosa Capela dos Ossos, qual foi nossa surpresa ao sermos agraciados com uma linda cidade murada e com vários outros cantinhos lindos.
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Monsanto (granite made, inhabited since the early stone age) Historical Village
Monsanto (granite made, inhabited since the early stone age) Historical Village

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Monsanto is a beautiful Portuguese village built on the side of a mountain. Local houses are squeezed between huge boulders and narrow streets are carved from the rock. It was named “the most Portuguese village in Portugal” in 1938.

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