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Castelo dos Mouros

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  • JavierCR 🇪🇸

    Located on the Sierra de Sintra, the Castelo Dos Mouros is next to the Palacio da Pena and offers wonderful views due to its altitude.
    Erected by the Arabs during the 8th and 9th centuries as a defensive enclave (to guard the dirt roads that linked Sintra to Lisbon, Cascais and Mafra) and conquered in the 12th century by the Christians of Don Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, still it preserves two Romanesque gates and some frescoes from the old medieval necropolis.

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    • October 31, 2021

  • Amelie

    A wonderful view over the National Park Sintra and all surrounding castles down to the coast. The Castello is simple yet impressive with all its winding corridors. a snack provides for the physical well-being .

    • March 13, 2018

  • Maik

    The Moorish castle from the 8th Century extends serpentine over two mountain peaks of the Sintra Mountains. It dates from the early days of the Moorish occupation in the Iberian Peninsula.

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    • December 13, 2018

  • David

    What can you say about this place. One of the best castles I have ever visited. Built on a wide rocky plateau it has a long impressive and well kept outer wall. The vantage points from the variety of towers are super scenic. I visited Pena Palace in the morning and the castle in the afternoon, all in one long hike. I have got to say it was one of the best one day trips I have had anywhere in the world. Both locations are truly world class, well done Portugal, you have so much to offer the visitor.

    • February 15, 2021

  • Gerd

    The Castelo dos Mouros is the ruin of a Moorish castle complex. From here you have a fantastic all-round view.

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    • March 16, 2018

  • Betty

    This is a truly breathtaking place! Just wander around and let the magic in...

    • March 27, 2018

  • Tamara

    Nice area with a great view (in good weather). Can be very windy up there, so it's best to bring a sweater. Admission currently costs 7.50 euros.

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    • September 15, 2021

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    1.9 mph
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Location: Lisbon, Portugal

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