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. Add Castle of the Moors and other attractions to your Sintra trip itinerary using our Sintra trip planner .
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  • In 1995, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage site. The main thing is the ruins of the Palace of Sintra the Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, and areas. 1 day unlimited pass from Belem (Bihete Train & Bus) 16 euros around is. Belém-> Cascais-> Cabo da Roca Cape → → Palace of Pena went over the course of the ruins of the Moorish Castle. Pena Palace on the mountain, in the sunny was view better castle town of Sintra and Moore. Are the ruins of the Moorish Castle built by Moors in the 8th century from 7, is now abandoned. Tired very widely. In the city of Sintra in key Juda famous still in the candy store, CASA PIRIQITA break we recommend.
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  • A complete must see for me, it ticked all my boxes. Great hirstorical importantce, amazing views. It is a great example of an older castle in a decent condition to visit. The fact it is made on top of...  more »
  • It is best wall I ever seen. You can walk around of wall and you will have outstanding view around of Sintra. It is not most precious place you can go but for me best view you can get around. Recommen...  more »
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