Street alongside the parish church in Monsaraz, Portugal

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Monsaraz is a tiny fairytale walled village that maintains a delightful medieval atmosphere. It was originally fortified by the Knights Templar, and today its 150 or so permanent residents live in ancient white houses with outdoor staircases and wrought-iron balconies.

The main street, Rua Direita, lined with 16th and 17th century whitewashed houses, leads to the main square, where the parish church stands along with an unusual 18th century pillory topped by a sphere of the universe. The church interior contains gilded altars and painted pillars.

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Comments (91)

Lucien Kivit on March 31, 2013

Lizab, thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Joli Harsányi on April 18, 2013

Interesting streetscape. L Best wishes, Joli

Lucien Kivit on April 19, 2013

Joli , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

dziwnowik on April 29, 2013

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♥ ♥ ♥ Pozdrowienia z Dziwnowa , Peterek ♥ ♥ ♥


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Lucien Kivit on May 3, 2013

Peterek, thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Anto & Pier on October 25, 2013

Beautiful photo,colors and light. Like 44

Greetings from Italia, Anto & Pier

Lucien Kivit on October 26, 2013

Anto & Pier , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

abuira on May 29

Excellent, very beautiful street!!! YSL 11/46. My best wishes, Armando

Lucien Kivit on May 31

Armando , thank you for your kind comment, YS and like , greetings Lucien

Tapico on August 17

Hi Lucien,

nice street view.

Like 47 and greetings, Ole.

Lucien Kivit on August 19

Ole , , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

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Lucien Kivit
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