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    Wanderlust Wednesday - Bucket List Edition: Places to Visit in Portugal #1 - via TerraMystique 05.06.2014 | In this first 'Bucket List' post, we will take a look into some amazing places and attractions from all the corners of this modest yet enchanting rectangle on the edge of Europe which is Portugal, my motherland! | Photo: Monsanto

  • Mary Leslie

    Beautiful Rock Village Monsanto in Portugal!

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    Rock House, Monanto, Portugal

  • Hara Babaletsou

    Monsanto, Portugal Monsanto - the birthplace of rock ~ The village of Monsanto is in Portugal. It is unusual in that he was on the mountain and people are literally side by side with stones. Houses are often carved in the rocks and huge boulders hanging directly over the streets and buildings.

  • Laurie Mitchell

    The charming town of Monsanto, an ancient settlement perched on the side of a mountain in the Portuguese countryside, boasts some of the most incredible sights on Earth. Featuring tiny streets carved from rock and granite houses squeezed between giant boulders, it looks like a real life Bedrock. In 1938, Monsanto was named ‘the most Portuguese town in Portugal’ which seems strange, considering most buildings in Portugal aren’t sandwiched between two boulders, or have massive rocks hanging above them, but its awarded standing of open air museum, has allowed it to keep its outwardly appearance throughout the years. Due to building restrictions in the area, Monsanto’s appearance hasn’t changed in centuries and has managed to retain its original charm.

  • Erika Holeman

    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. At the top of the 400 feet high hill stands a very old square built fortress / castle. The castle played an important role in Medieval times when the Templars Grand Master built a castle which withstood several battles including the Napoleonic invasions. In 1938, Monsanto was bestowed the most “Portuguese town in Portugal.

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