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Hi dear TE friends

Place :Monsanto, it is a Historical Village of Portugal.

Region: Municipality- Idanha-a-Nova / Parish-Monsanto (zone center of Portugal).
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Theme: 5rd of the series, Monsanto rock strength/ Church of Stª Maria do Castelo

Monsanto, between gigantic boulders, it’s a stunning sight.

The latter was rebuilt on a former religious building belonging to Templar monks. In May, the Church witnesses the Feast of the Holy Cross, in remembrance of a siege against which the village offered resistance. They say the population drew a veal full of wheat down the slopes, deceiving the invaders and making them run away, thinking the population had plenty of provisions.

You are invited what is left of the strong Castle on the hill slope, where you can still watch the fortress, the walls and a few keep towers, as well as beautiful ruins of St. Michael’s Chapel, from the 12th century, and the” Chapel of Santa Maria do Castelo”.

* If your target is not our extraordinary beaches, you must visit our Historic Villages, for sure, you’ll not loose your precious time. There, you’ll find a sort of beauty natural stuff. All in all impossible to see in any other place in the world.


I hope you like it, a big hug to all of you TE friends
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