Tourist icon of the region, Monsanto Historic Village is a peculiar experience for those who visit.
The oldest part is at the highest point, where the Templars built a fence with a keep. To this structure is later added another one, paced by towers, with two uneven floors. The first includes a cistern and the Church of St. Mary. In the lower part, the main gate of the fence is torn. Outside the walls, the primitive settlement around S. Miguel Chapel, a small treasure trove of Romanesque architecture, is defended by a low fence. Overlooking the cluster, now in ruins, stands the Tower of Pião.