In Portugal, on the hillside located wonderful city Monsanto. This village of ancient times has one of the most unique attractions. In no place else in the world do not have such small streets that cut through the rock, with the location of her house made of granite, as if squeezed gigantic boulders.
Quite surprising is that Monsanto in 1938 during a national competition was given the name of «the Portuguese city», although in this country are not so many buildings that are sandwiched between the boulders. Now this place is a real museum in the open air, while walking on which any tourist can feel like in the Middle Ages. Here, any stone belongs to the living source of the story, and hides the secrets of the ages.
The unique Monsanto literally every building is unique in that seemingly simple boulder can be recalled, but as the door opens, the visitors find themselves in the living room. According to a rather narrow streets of stone can drive except that a donkey. On top of the hill are the ruins of the castle of the Knights Templar.
For those who love to travel, it is difficult to come to Monsanto transport for public use. But for the sake of the city of boulders should try to overcome this obstacle. Therefore, the city several hundreds of tourists every day stays. The largest influx in July and August. There are shops with souvenirs, cafes, restaurants and guest house, where you can make a stop for a couple of nights.
The price of rooms in two places, decorated in a traditional style with furniture of the eighteenth-nineteenth centuries, starting from fifty-five euros including breakfast and wireless Internet connection. Located under a large boulder restaurant Petiscos & Granitos – it is perhaps the most colorful in Monsanto. It serves local dishes, always with the use of products that are grown in the area, which corresponds to the concept of the restaurant, as a continuation of the natural landscape.