Castle of the Moors, Sintra

The Castle of the Moors was built during the Arab occupation, in the 10th century and was dependent of the Caliphate of Cordoba. In the 12th century, it was attacked by several Crusaders, the first of which king Sigurd I of Norway. However, it was not conquered but abandoned, by the Islamic forces, after King Afonso Henriques of Portugal conquered Lisbon's Castle (São Jorge), in 1147. The Castle of the Moors eventually fell into disrepair until, in the 19th century, King Fernando II took interest and restoration started.

Opening hours: 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Entrance fee (standard): €8








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