Medieval: The ancient village, formed out of the granite rocks on the mountain, has stood the test of time

Medieval Portugal village built in 200-tonne boulders

Medieval: The ancient village, formed out of the granite rocks on the mountain, has stood the test of time --Portuguese village of Monsanto

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.

Monsanto, Portugal: A Tiny Town Built on Boulders

If this country had a slogan, it should be "Magical Portugal". Because everything, from its geography to its palaces, will feed your imagination.

Canico Restaurant, Alvor Picture: restaurant caniço - Check out TripAdvisor members' 2,206 candid photos and videos of Canico Restaurant

Canico Restaurant, Alvor Picture: restaurant caniço - Check out TripAdvisor members' candid photos and videos of Canico Restaurant

They Built This #Town Among The #Boulders. The Result? Simply Stunning.

They Built This Town Among The Boulders. the “most Portuguese village in Portugal,” Monsanto is built among the rocks.

list of “Insider Tips” for things to see and do in Monsanto – the most Portuguese Village of Portugal. Portugal by Nancy D Brown

list of “Insider Tips” for things to see and do in Monsanto – the most Portuguese Village of Portugal. Portugal by Nancy D Brown

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

Beira Alta, Portugal by João Pedro Carvalho  http://portugalmelhordestino.pt/fotos_concurso/f2bd1f2aedcd7aa4b35954e81fa3f46a.jpg

Beira Alta, Portugal by João Pedro Carvalho http://portugalmelhordestino.pt/fotos_concurso/f2bd1f2aedcd7aa4b35954e81fa3f46a.jpg

Serra da Estrela house #Portugal. This is truly interesting. Nothing like that exists anywhere else. Quite a special way to build a house) a definitely must see and worth travelling.. )

Serra da Estrela house This is truly interesting. Nothing like that exists anywhere else. Quite a special way to build a house) a definitely must see and worth travelling.

The Village of Monsanto | Portugal

The Village of Monsanto

Discover The Village of Monsanto in Alcains, Portugal: Houses tucked between, on, and underneath giant boulders.

Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça, oficialmente denominado de Forte Conde de Lippe, Alcáçova, Distrito de Portalegre.

Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça, oficialmente denominado de Forte Conde de Lippe, Alcáçova, Distrito de Portalegre.

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