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Monsanto is one of the twelve classified Historical Villages of Portugal and is considered the most Portuguese village of Portugal is located in the district of Castelo Branco about 25 km of Idanha-a-Nova.
It was conquered from the Moors by D. Afonso Henriques in 1165 but its origins date back to the Paleolithic.
Monsanto is built in granite and is the result of a harmonious fusion of nature and its geographical features with the action of man throughout the ages. This connection led to curious uses of caves and rocks completely converted into building blocks. The granite boulders, huge, are so connected to the houses, which serve as blinders ground as walls or ceilings.

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