Castelo dos Mouros

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Castelo dos Mouros
Walls of the Castelo dos Mouros

Walls of the Castelo dos Mouros

Creation time : 8th or 9th century
Conservation status: ruin
Place: Sintra
Geographical location 38 ° 47 '33.2 "  N , 9 ° 23' 22.5"  W Coordinates: 38 ° 47 '33.2 "  N , 9 ° 23' 22.5"  W.
Castelo dos Mouros (Portugal)
Castelo dos Mouros

The Castelo dos Mouros is the ruin of a castle complex that is located in the forest above the Portuguese city ​​of Sintra . It is part of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra , a World Heritage of UNESCO .

As expressed by the name, the castle was built by the Moors in the 8th or 9th century . In 1147 the Portuguese King Alfonso I (around 1109–1185) conquered the castle and had a Christian chapel built. As a result, the Portuguese hardly used the facility and the castle fell into disrepair in the following centuries.

During the romantic and historic eras, the remaining walls were extensively renovated around 1860. Little of the original complex has survived today.

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