Superb view
Portugal

Superb view

Miranda

The first place where the taxi we ordered in Monsanto, Portugal took us was another village called …

Doll and tambour
Monsanto

Doll and tambour

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] One of the souvenirs of Monsanto in Portugal is this doll called Marfona.It is made based on a cross with some rag.Apparently it is symbolised Greek Goddess of fertility called Maria.People put this doll under the bed of the newly married couple at their first night.Also, they put it under the bed …

Poor Portugal
Portugal

Poor Portugal

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] A bit further down on this street, there is the tourist information office of Monsanto, Portugal. We asked a staff there to arrange a taxi for travelling around this area. While we were waiting for the taxi, we talked with him. The beginning was that we asked if the number of the …

Morning in fog
Portugal

Morning in fog

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] When we got up in the morning, Monsanto village in Portugal was in thick fog. We had a short walk before breakfast. It was really mysterious atmosphere. We could not see a couple of metres away. The breakfast of the accommoeation was a simple one, but the home made apple and cinnamon …

Quiet at night
Portugal

Quiet at night

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] When we went out in Monsant in Portugal at night for dinner, the village was totally dark and quiet. Nobody was walking. We went to a restaurant which was listed in our guide book, but it was closed. At this time of the year in November, there may be some visitors for …

Ruin of a castle on top
Portugal

Ruin of a castle on top

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] On top of the hill where Monsanto village is situated, there is a ruin of a castle. After arriveing in the village, we tried a few times to go up there, but the rain started and we had to give up. When we went up there at last, it was already evening. …

There is no ATMs in the village
Portugal

There is no ATMs in the village

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] What we found in Monsanto in Portugal when we did shopping was that only credit cards issued in Portugal can be used. Also, there is no ATMs in the village. We did a big shopping soon after we arrived here, so we got into a trouble. The nearest bank is on the …

Village called Monsanto
Portugal

Village called Monsanto

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] Monsanto is a small village in central Portugal. I saw a photograph of this village a few years ago and since then I have always wanted to visit here. This village consists of houses and boulders on the slope of the “Holy Mountain (Monsanto)” of 758 metres. The sight is most amazing …

Barbershop
Portugal

Barbershop

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] My husband often has his hair cut during our holiday. This time, too in Coimbra in Portugal, we went in a barbershop which looked rather old fashioned situated half way on the staircase near Praca do Comercio. I liked those retro chairs. The two workers were there, one elderly and the other …

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