Castelo dos Mouros
|Castelo dos Mouros|
Walls of the Castelo dos Mouros
|Creation time :||8th or 9th century|
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.