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Monsanto es una aldea de Portugal de la regin de Beira.

Perteneciente a las "Aldeias historiacas de Portugal" fue considerado como el pueblo ms portugus, su encanto medieval lo hace irrepetible, perderse por su calles labernticas y subir a lo alto a contemplar la vista desde su castillo es una autntica experiencia.

Monsanto est enclavado en la vertiente de una pequea pero escarpada montaa, caracterizada por grandes moles de granito que muchas veces forman parte de las viviendas. En lo alto del monte asentado en moles granticas se encuentra el imponente castillo de Monsanto ahora ya en estado de ruina, pero que aun conserva bien su muralla, patio de armas y torreones.

La presencia humana en este pueblo portugus se remonta al paleoltico, como atestiguan diferentes vestigios arqueolgicos. Monsanto, uno de los cojuntos arquitectnicos del pas luso, se hizo famoso en 1938 cuando fue elegido "el pueblo ms portugus de Portugal". Actualmente an se pueden observar las casas que se esconden entre los peascos de granito y sus pequeos jardines.

Vivienda con techo de bolo grantico
(Casa "de una teja"). Un restaurante tpico muy conocido en la villa.
Esta foto se la dedico a Filipe Sacavem, que gracias a sus fotos de este bonito y pintoresco lugar, me entraron ganas de ir a conocerlo.

Dos WS.
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Monsanto is a village of Portugal of the region of Beira.

Belonging " Aldeias historiacas of Portugal " was considered to be the most Portuguese people, his medieval delight makes it unrepeatable, labyrinthine streets get lost for his and to rise to the high thing to contemplate the sight from his castle is an authentic experience.

Monsanto is nailed in the slope of a small but steep mountain, characterized by big masses of granite that often are a part of the housings. On top of the mount placed in granitic masses one finds the imposing castle of Monsanto now already in state of ruin, but that there even preserves well his wall, court of weapon and turrets.

The human presence in this Portuguese people goes back to the Paleolithic, since they testify different archaeological traces. Monsanto, one of cotogether architectural of the country luso, became famous in 1938 when it was elected the most Portuguese " people of Portugal ". At present there can still be observed the houses that hide between the crags of granite and his small gardens.

Housing with roof of granitic skittle
(He marries " of a tile "). A typical restaurant much known in the town.
This photo dedicated it to Filipe Sacavem, that thanks to his photos of this nice and picturesque place, brought in me desire to go to know it.

Two WS.

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