Town Squeezed Between Giant Boulders

Filipe Rocha

The enchanting village of Monsanto is located on the side of a mountain in Portugal and is home to an incredible sight. With houses squeezed between gigantic boulders and tiny streets carved through the rocks, the village's appearance hasn't changed in centuries. In 1938 Monsanto was voted "the most Portuguese village in Portugal" in a national contest and, since then, building restrictions have allowed it to remain a living museum. Although it's not easy to reach Monsanto by public transportation, its atmosphere and immense panorama is definitely worth the drive.

Filipe Rocha


Lídia Ramalho

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JP Nogueira



via [Amusing Planet], [Go Lisbon]

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Comment by Brian Pang on September 22, 2011 at 6:52am
Comment by sAm on September 16, 2011 at 2:41pm
Those are some seriously big boulders! Would love to see this in real life.
Comment by São on September 16, 2011 at 11:08am
My country has very special corners indeed
Comment by Marica on September 15, 2011 at 3:06pm
WOW! This is Fantastic!
Comment by AllSoCute on September 15, 2011 at 11:26am
Comment by Alyssa Anda on September 15, 2011 at 11:21am
That is just breathtaking! :)
Comment by Betsy Molina Mortenson on September 15, 2011 at 8:49am
wow - it's like living in a metaphor

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