There are 15 castles next to the raiana border in the central region of Portugal which tell us little pieces of History with short stories of wars and intrigue, Kings and Infantas, love and betrayal, bravery and justice.
They can be very small dots in the world map, but it was thanks to them that the fate of a country was changed. Strategically placed next to the Spanish border, Portugal’s historical villages are the work result of many generations of Kings who were concerned about territorial defence and decided to populate and fortify the area.
Engraved into the slope of a great steep elevation, Monsanto rises suddenly and proudly with its granite houses which simultaneously stand out and are swollen by the rocks.
The restaurant Petiscos & Granitos rocks! Literally housed within gigantic granite stones, you can have a superb meal at quite affordable prices.