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 the famous "Ginjinha" liquor in real glass of chocolate a typical drink of this region is in this castle with certainty and opportunity meet. You gotta know
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  • kind of decepicionante because it is a ruin and to get there full of expectations to see inside but the gardens are beautiful, the peacocks that wander loose there an attraction, and view beautiful muiio. light coat because it's cold.
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  • Its long walls can go almost entirely, and the views from here are spectacular. You have to climb many steps to be able to walk around the walls, something to keep in mind for people with reduced mobility. In the interior of the enclosure there is nothing that stands out, simply roads and little cared vegetation. There is also a restaurant/cafeteria. It is easy to reach by public transport, which then for also in the Palacio da Pena.
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