"Megalithic graves" Monsanto Things to Do Tip by berenices
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Just outside the castle wall, on the other route that goes back down to the village, are several megalithic graves. They look quite impressive as several seem to have been dug or shaped out of a single huge block of stone. We were quite surprised to see these structures, as we didn't see any info about it, and we only happened on them as we were following a different trail to go down to the village. The villagers graze their goats on nearby patches, and as at that time the trail was empty except for us, the entire scenery threw us back to how life here must have been like millennia ago.
The walk down is quite easy, and more interesting, as one gets a spectacular view all around without being hemmed in by the stone-houses. There are even rocks so formed that they provide some cavelike structure or overhang -- as we were caught by a heavy rain, we took shelter in one of them -- it just added to the wonder of this place.
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