Castle of the Moors
Kids friendly museums
Sat upon one of the peaks overlooking the Sintra Hills, the Moorish Castle is a fortification built in around the 10th century following the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula by the Moors. Two rings of walls run irregularly around both the granite boulders that dot these hills and along the peaks of sharp and steep cliff faces. Along the sentry walkways, there is the opportunity to admire the unique landscape that in the foreground features Sintra town and its Town Hall, the Palace of Pena and the hills and, beyond, in the background, the extensive plain running northwards and the Atlantic Ocean.