Small village located on the slopes of Cabeço de Monsanto, at an altitude of 758 meters, known as "the most Portuguese village in Portugal". Rustic nature and human construction unite in a harmonious combination, looking, from a distance, like a stone fortress. The houses are "invaded" by huge granite boulders that serve as floor, wall or roof. Inhabited by military origins, it was here that, according to legend, Viriato withstood a seven-year siege. Monsanto Castle was reconquered from the Arabs.




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Located on a foothill, above a wide plain, Idanha-a-Nova still has an archaic aspect. The buildings show vestiges of the 16th and 18th centuries and there are …


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