Aldeia de Broas: A Ruined Portuguese Ghost Village

These ruins mark the ghost town of Aldeia de Broas in Portugal. (Image: Reino Baptista. The Portuguese ghost town of Aldeia de Broas)

These crumbling farm buildings are understood to mark the last remnants of Aldeia de Broas, a ghost town in Mafra, a municipality in the Lisbon District on the west coast of Portugal. According the Wikipedia, the lost community had been inhabited for centuries but became a ghost town in the 1960s when its last resident died. Judging by the photograph, the years have clearly not been kind.

Atmospheric as the above photograph is, Google Earth offers a more comprehensive glimpse back in time, as the ruins of the old village can clearly be seen from above.

The ruins of Aldeia de Broas from above.

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