Thursday, July 04, 2013

Monsanto - PORTUGAL

Monsanto is a unique site near the border between Portugal and Spain. It's a very small village built almost exclusively in granite around a castle that dominates the area. The houses are squeezed between massive rocks like you can see in the card I choose when I went there with my wife and a sweet friend Ana in our first threesome! This postcard took 7 days to arrive!  

Traditional Granite House, Monsanto - PORTUGAL
 
Monsanto was voted in 1938 the "most Portuguese village in Portugal" nestles on the slope of a steep hill (the Monsanto head, known in Latin as Mons Sanctus), which rises abruptly above the prairy and reaches a height of 758 meters (2486 feet). The most typical aspect of Monsanto is the fact that the village developed around impressively big and miraculously balanced granitic boulders.



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