Castle of the moors in Portugal
Castle of the moors is a tourist spot on a hilltop surrounded by natural plant exotic and romantic characters with distinctly geographical location as well as its design. This castle is a medieval hilltop is located in the center of the Portuguese parish of Santa Maria e Sao Miguel, in the municipality of Sintra. Castle of the moors shows a period of Islamic domination and subjugation of King Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal. Learn about heritage, climbing walls of the winding and enjoy magnificent views over the Sintra out into the sea. The castle was built during the 8th and 9th century, during the period of the Arab occupation of the Iberian Penisula. Afonso Henriques ‘ troops after the conquest of Lisbon in 1147, the castle was willing to surrender to the troops. A small group of people inhabited the Castle and built a chapel of Sao Pedro de Penaferrim on the walls of the Castle. The Lisbon earthquake of 1755 did major damage at the Chapel and the stability of the Castle of the moors. In 1840 Ferdinand ll Portugal takes on the task of restoring the castle. According to the romantic style, he consolidated the walls, the reforested area, and the angle created by the bedding, room condition and preserving the Chapel. A lot of the healing project has been carried out, most recently by Monte da Lua, an organization that takes care of the garden and the Palace of Sintra, including another fortress, worked doing street light and healing of the trail as well as the outer walls of the Fort. The restored chapel, there is also an archaeological excavation on the site.
Castle of the moors is situated on the highest hilltop overlooking the UNESCO world heritage town of Sintra in Portugal. The castle is classified as a national monument and has superb views can be seen from the royal tower, views of Sintra, the forest under the Palace of Pena and into compositions that fit to pamper the eyes of visitors. The Moorish Castle is the name given to the medieval castle in Gibraltar, consisting of several buildings, gates, walls of the fortress and features most notably, the Tower of Homage and the Gate House. Most of the castle was used for on-site HM Prison of Gibraltar until it was moved to another place in 2010. The Moorish Castle of Gibraltar built by the Marinid dynasty and made the building unique in the Iberian Peninsula. The Moorish Castle is situated on top of a mountain was named Mount Moon by the Romans. The Moorish Castle, or Castelo dos Mouros in Portuguese is the epitome of the romantic village of Sintra. You can also get a stunning view of the surrounding area, including the Palace of Pena.