Castle of the Moors, Sintra
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A symbol of Islamic presence in the area, the medieval Castle of the Moors has served as protection for several groups throughout history. Visiting this World Heritage Site atop a mountainous cliff, you'll have great views of Sintra. This castle was built in the eighth or ninth century to defend the agricultural region and its people. In 1147, the castle surrendered to Christian forces after the conquest of Lisbon. The castle was used as a watchtower and military fortification, and was restored by Ferdinand II based on the Romantic style popular at the time. You can tour this irregular structure, which features a double belt of walls, internal cistern, and royal tower. Before you head to Sintra, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sintra itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Sintra has to offer, including Castle of the Moors.
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  • Take clothes suitable for walking. Book 2 or 3 hours for this tour. Stunning view.
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  • To complete the evening together with the Palace da Pena. That Yes, getting up and down stairs. Then the views it deserves.
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  • Not could lose us it because we like the castles medieval. The truth is that it is very interesting to see the Castle and the views from the are the impressive. Not suitable for people with vertigo jáajaja
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