Photographer's Note

Constructed by the Moors in the 8th or 9th Century A.D., this castle is situated on two peaks of the Serra de Sintra, and from its walls there are magnificent views.
The Moorish Castle was conquered by Dom Afonso Henriques (1147).
Surrounded by walls and several towers. It underwent various repairs, particularly in the Romantic period (about 1860), when King Consort Fernando of Saxe Coburg-Gotha restored it, afforested the surrounding areas and gave the ancient ruins new dignity.

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Additional Photos by Isabel Silva (isamar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 81 W: 0 N: 247] (1424)
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