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Historic Village of Monsanto

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Highlight of our holidays

Best little town ever. One of the highlights of our Eurotrip. Highly recommended this town:) Also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Magic Monsanto

Hidden town in, on and under enormous boulders on Portuguese hillside. Wonderful to explore... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Monsanto, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best little town ever. One of the highlights of our Eurotrip. Highly recommended this town:) Also look at Casa de David if your are looking for accommodation in the town.

Thank LetsGoGoGoGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden town in, on and under enormous boulders on Portuguese hillside. Wonderful to explore especially if you like outdoors, ruins, steps and climbs. Great signposts (English and Portuguese) throughout town explaining sites. Spent several hours up around the castle and church ruins- take food and...More

Thank tspeldo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monsanto should be a must stop for any trip to Portugal. We have never seen such architecture. It is fascinating. Had a good and filling lunch at the Taverna. The ascent is steep and challenging, but the views are well worth the effort. Make the...More

Thank weiss782
Reviewed September 17, 2018

If you like to walk around in small streets full of history, you will love this village. The castle ha a great view of the region. Don´t be afraid to walk to the castle, even if you think you are not an athletic person who...More

Thank Elipessoa
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Typical village with its granite constructions made in the hills above having the castle at the top. The village is one of the landmarks of Portuguese culture representing 300 million years of land dynamics with one of UNESCO's most spectacular geomonuments. The strength of the...More

Thank Luís A
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The most Portuguese city! An UNESCO heritage that is worth to be discovered . An unbelievable experience, unique in the whole world. A medieval town with big stones on top of the houses.

Thank Liriodendron10
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to both exercise your legs and your photography skills. Here you can find some huge stones and a really cute historical village. Really nice experience near Castelo Branco! Highly recommend the sunset.

Thank Angela S
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Wonderful old village with spectacular views and even more spectacular granite boulders everywhere. Visit if you're in Portugal and have a glass of Portugal wine with the locals.

1  Thank Erykahh
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Amazing! Worth it! Definitely one of the most incredible and magic places to visit in Portugal! Magic!

1  Thank José Maria G
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I have been here twice and would go back again. The first time, I went in the day and the second time, I went at night. The night time visit was better than the day. Less people, more parking and an eerie beauty that only...More

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December 4, 2016|
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I think the village itself is the main attraction. Walking around the village, seeing all the amazing little cottages and walking up to the castle are the main things we did in Monsanto. Just wander. We loved it and wished... More
veena s
December 4, 2016|
Response from BWPortugal | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry, I cannot help you much. We read about Monsanto on the net and travelled there for one night and 2 days from our home near Tomar, Portugal, so we didn't see much else of the area. In the village there is little to... More