Monsanto Rooftops

Monsanto Rooftops

View out over the rooftops of the idyllic mountain village of Monsanto.

Voted the 'most Portuguese village in Portugal' in 1938 Monsanto consists of a huddle of granite cottages amongst gigantic boulders. There is a ruined castle, and next to it, the ruin of an old chapel both of which add to the ambiance of the location.

Photo:Mónica Pinheiro:

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