Portugal:

Did you know that there is a medieval village built around a pile of massive granite boulders? Instead of trying to move the boulders, the villagers used them as walls, floors and even roofs.
 
Amazing, right?
 
It is indeed Monsanto in Portugal.
 
Located about a 3-hour drive from Lisbon, Monsanto  is a unique Medieval village in Portugal where many of the houses are sandwiched between, or even under, giant granite boulders.
 
The placement of the rocks determined the shapes of the winding streets and the architecture of the stone houses—instead of trying to move the boulders, the villagers used them as walls, floors, and even roofs.
Besides its extraordinary rock houses, its mountaintop location also gives spectacular views of the surrounding valleys filled with higgledy-piggledy farmlands with olive trees and little stone walls.
 
Further up the mountain are some impressive ruins of a Templar Knights castle.
 

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