Wanna visit a village made out of stone?
Monsanto, Portugal has traces of man back to the Stone Age, which is linked back to the Ice Age.
Today I am here to share with you a really cool boulder village. The homes are built out of stones and gigantic boulders.
Monsanto is a village that has not changed in centuries.
It is where geriatrics sit on door steps, speaking only Portuguese, trying to get you to purchase, Marafones.
What are Marfones? They are handmade dolls made out of a cross without a face. Since she doesn’t have eyes or a mouth, newlyweds are suppose to put it under their bed for fertility luck. The dolls can’t see or tell.
They are everywhere throughout this town. The Marafone is also used for the cross festival in May.
Monsanto is a place, where you can burn off the left over dinner and wine from the night before as you hike around boulder,
Then rest and take in the gorgeous countryside.
Monsanto, Portugal is a true Portuguese town. I mean it is in Portugal, so why wouldn’t be? GPS coordinates to Monsanto Portugal: 40.039205, -7.114302