Castle of the Moors
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Castle of the Moors

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Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

The Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) is a castle of the early Middle Ages, built by the Moors during the Arab conquest of Portugal on the dominant summit of the mountain in the vicinity of the city of Sintra - a suburb of Lisbon. (GPS: 38.790182, -9.389395)
Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

01 The Moors built a castle here in the 9th or 10th centuries.
Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

02 According to the Arab chronicles, the area of ​​Sintra was very rich and had fertile fields.
Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

03 Subsequently, the fortress repeatedly passed from the hands of Muslims to Christian knights and back.
Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls,rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

04 In 1147, after King Afonso I occupied Lisbon, the Moors surrendered the castle without resistance.
Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

05 Afonso I gave special rights to the people of Sintra to encourage the development of the region.
Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

06 During the reign of Sancho I, the castle was repaired and the Temple of St. Peter (Igreja de São Pedro) was built inside.
Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

07 In the 15th century, most of the inhabitants descended to where the modern city of Sintra is located.
Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

08 In the 16th century, the castle lost its strategic importance and was abandoned; its last inhabitants were Jews.
Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

09 In 1830, the castle was already destroyed, King Fernando II began to restore the castle in the style of medieval romanticism, he managed to rebuild the walls and towers, the temple remained in ruins.
Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

10 The towers after perestroika remained in their original place.
Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

11 The best preserved section of the wall at the entrance to the castle.
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12 The original cistern has been preserved in the castle to create large reserves of water in case of a siege.
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Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

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Castle Moors castle, Sintra, king, inhabitants, after, Afonso, times, walls, rebuild, towers, stayed, destroyed, Fernando, rebuild, medieval, Jews, style, succeeded, romanticism, last

26 There is nothing here except walls, towers and fascinating views of many kilometers and major attractions.

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