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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  • Wonderful! From above, you can see the entire city of Sintra. The fortress is a book of the history of Portugal.
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  • Beautiful view on all the surrounding attractions. For lovers of long walks on foot. Worth in advance to stock up with water on a hot day. Put in July 2016
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  • Visiting the castle of Shame you can see the Castle from the Moors. The view is worth the view and history.
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