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Montsanto, Portugal

Montsanto, Portugal

The medieval village of Monsanto in the municipality of Idanha-a-Nova, Monsanto, Beira, Portugal, Europe ‬

The medieval village of Monsanto in the municipality of Idanha-a-Nova, Monsanto, Beira, Portugal, Europe ‬

There are plenty of heavy & giant granite boulders in the village of Monsanto, which is why the residents chosen to build houses around, between & under them long ago. The boulders form the walls, floors & roofs of the stone cottages. In some instances, there are doors fitted in to the boulders. Monsanto has not changed in hundreds of years & was given a heritage status by the Portuguese government, preserving a village-sized living museum of these prehistoric style houses which are still in…

Town Squeezed Between Giant Boulders

There are plenty of heavy & giant granite boulders in the village of Monsanto, which is why the residents chosen to build houses around, between & under them long ago. The boulders form the walls, floors & roofs of the stone cottages. In some instances, there are doors fitted in to the boulders. Monsanto has not changed in hundreds of years & was given a heritage status by the Portuguese government, preserving a village-sized living museum of these prehistoric style houses which are still in…

Portuguese village Monsanto is unique not only for the country but also for the continent where it is located.   This village is literally squeezed between a huge number of massive boulders. Some of their houses are situated in such places that while watching these photos you will worry for people that live there. Enjoy!

Portuguese village Monsanto is unique not only for the country but also for the continent where it is located. This village is literally squeezed between a huge number of massive boulders. Some of their houses are situated in such places that while watching these photos you will worry for people that live there. Enjoy!

photo by Filipe Rocha (trekearth.com/members/sacavem/)

photo by Filipe Rocha (trekearth.com/members/sacavem/)

The medieval village of Monsanto in the municipality of Idanha-a-Nova, Monsanto, Beira, Portugal, Europe ‬

The medieval village of Monsanto in the municipality of Idanha-a-Nova, Monsanto, Beira, Portugal, Europe ‬

I WANT TO LIVE HERE!  Nestled on the edge of the Spanish border in Portugal lies the ancient village of Monsanto—a town whose houses are nestled between, around, and on top of a crop of gigantic boulders! The picturesque town's homes and streets have been integrated into the landscape over the centuries, leaving many of the oversized rocks intact.    Read more: Monsanto by Javier Habladorcito « Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

I WANT TO LIVE HERE! Nestled on the edge of the Spanish border in Portugal lies the ancient village of Monsanto—a town whose houses are nestled between, around, and on top of a crop of gigantic boulders! The picturesque town's homes and streets have been integrated into the landscape over the centuries, leaving many of the oversized rocks intact. Read more: Monsanto by Javier Habladorcito « Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Portugal - Monsanto - Stunning Medieval Mountaintop Portuguese village at Dusk - Twilight - Blue Hour - Night by  Lucie Debelkova / http://ift.tt/16wNTM2

Portugal - Monsanto - Stunning Medieval Mountaintop Portuguese village at Dusk - Twilight - Blue Hour - Night by Lucie Debelkova / http://ift.tt/16wNTM2

Beira Alta, portugal

Beira Alta, portugal

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