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"Castelo dos Mouros" Top 5 Page for this destination Castelo dos Mouros - Moorish Castle Tip by acemj


The Moorish Castle is just below the Pena Palace on the hills above Sintra. The ruins of the castle date to the 8th century when the Moors built it in a strategic position providing magnificent views above the valley and even out to the Atlantic Ocean to the west. In the 12th century the castle was conquered by Christian forces led by Dom Alfonso Henriques, who built the chapel that still exists today. Later, in the 1860, Dom Fernando of the Pena Palace made it his personal project to restore the castle and the results of his efforts can be enjoyed today.

Directions: on the road to the Pena Palace
Phone: +351 21 923 7300

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  • Updated Mar 14, 2003
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