Moorish Castle

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Hop on hop off all Buses 24 hours € 12,50


The Moorish Castle, probably founded by Muslims, dates back to the 9th century, to the period of Islamic rule and the conquests of Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal. Curiously, no battle was ever fought here, since its function was not the defense of the town of Sintra, but the surveillance of Lisbon and its surroundings.