Castelo dos Mouros

in #travel4 years ago

The Castle of the Moors (Portuguese: Castelo dos Mouros) is a hilltop medieval castle located in the central Portuguese civil parish of Santa Maria e São Miguel, in the municipality of Sintra, about 25km northwest of Lisbon. Built by the Moors in the 8th and 9th centuries, it was an important strategic point during the Reconquista, and was taken by Christian forces after the fall of Lisbon in 1147. It is classified as a National Monument, part of the Sintra Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Castelo dos Mouros (The Castle of the Moors) ... was built in the 9th century during the reign of the Moors in the Iberian Peninsula and served as a reliable protection to more than 300 years before of their exile...

You know, touching the thick walls of Constantinople, the Irish Trim Castle, now Moors, we are plunging into the ocean of the history.

That stones cry out and reveal the soul of the past era ... Do not miss the opportunity to visit such places.

View from the Castle of the Moors to the Pena Castle.

Sintra Castle from the height of the Castle of the Moors.


Stunning place and pics! (;

Many thanks!

I was lucky to visit the same sites three years ago. it was rainy and misty, your photos are better, thanks for sharing it!!

Thank you for your comment. Yes, it's an amazing place!

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