The courtyard of the castle 'keep' at Monsaraz was converted many years ago to a bullring - making it the oldest known one in Portugal. Although the fights are only held infrequently, the tiny village is quite a festive place when they do take place. In the meantime, this area also serves as the local football pitch to make sure that the young Portugese lads will be in the best of shape for the next European Cup championships!
If you get a little bored with the action in the parade ground, whether it be football or bullfighting, you can always admire the view! We had a really fantastic day to enjoy this beautiful village!