Monday, 19 August 2013

The Boulder Village of Monsanto, Portugal


The town of Monsanto, Portugal. A village build around giant Boulders





This extrodianry place is the town of Monsanto in Portugal. The homes as you can see are built around and into giant boulders. The town was named "the most Portuguese village in Portugal" in 1938 and has building restrictions to ensure it is not developed upon.



8 comments:

Kath said...

that is amazing!

Quenby Sheree said...

I love places that are part of the environment around them rather then apart from nature.

Quenby Sheree
http://curatingtheunseen.blogspot.com/

The Flying Tortoise said...

Wonderful as usual Gabi. Living between a rock and a hard place can be fun...

jess @ americangypsy said...

Incredible! Totally want to travel there. Slash that....totally WILL travel there. Someday!

Just pinned this to my "Wandering Girl" board. Thanks for sharing!

xoxojess
www.americangypsyliving.com

Accidental Londoner said...

Absolutely amazing! Reminds me of some villages I once visited in the centre of France, where people had carved their homes out of the huge rocks around them. They were effectively living in caves until the early 1980s, although they did manage to get electricity into their homes which made a cave-dwelling look pretty cosy!

koklik├┤ said...

What a surprise !! I'm so happy to see images from my country !Monsato is indeed a beautiful place to visit ( as well as the rest of the country !! ) :)

Mercedes said...

wauw that´s so cool! i lived nearby Monsanto and used to go there visit my friend who acctually has a house there in these rocks! it is an amazing place, the funny thing is that you cant really see the castle of Monsanto untill your really there...arent people crazy to build in the middle of the rocks? just to protect themselves from harder days...

Laura M said...

Makes me think that Ludo from Labyrinth was in a bad mood and called down some rocks! :P

What an amazing place! Quite magical!