Castle of the Moors, Sintra

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Built in the 8th and 9th centuries this castle is mostly intact and constantly being maintained and restored. On its highest point you have an overview of the city and the sea. Prepare to do some hiki...  read more »
  • Be aware that this monument consists in just a wall and some other small attractions. Be prepared for hundreds of steps and some wind. Views are awesome so you can realize how amazing this Sintra Moun...  read more »
  • Important archaeological site in which it is possible to get a sense of the history of Portugal when the country was occupied by the Muslims. I particularly like a lot of ancient history found sensational. Access to the site is difficult, having to go to tuc tuc or other location, important tennis to go walk because it is the first trial and has many steps.
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