Monsaraz (Alentejo, Portugal) is a tiny village located on a mountain’s summit close to the lands irrigated by the Guadiana river near to  la raya (local word to refer to the borderline between Spain and Portugal in that area). Surrounded by a stone wall, I would describe it as citadel more than a fortress. The labyrinthine arrangement of their streets and its 7 churches lend to this citadel a mysterious atmosphere with some secrets kept just around the corners.