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Castelo dos Mouros

Castle Lisbon, Portugal

Stunning views from Castelo dos Mouros

The Castle of the Moors (Portuguese: Castelo dos Mouros) is a hilltop medieval castle located in the central Portuguese civil parish of Santa Maria e São Miguel, in the municipality of Sintra, about 25km northwest of Lisbon. Built by the Moors in the 8th and 9th centuries, it was an important strategic point during the Reconquista, and was taken by Christian forces after the fall of Lisbon in 1147. It is classified as a National Monument, part of the Sintra Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Opening Time
    Monday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Tuesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Wednesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contacts
+351 21 923 7300

Location
2710 Sintra, Portugal

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