27 Jun 2007 • 1,014 views
Moorish Castle, Sintra
The view from the top!
One of the views from the walls of the Moorish Castle (Castelo dos Mouros) at Sintra, Portugal. This picture was taken last summer.
The - Wikipedia article -
says this :-"the
Castle of Sintra was built by the Moors, possibly between the 9th and
10th centuries. Arab chronicles depict the Sintra region as being very
rich in cultivated fields. Its castle was one of the most important in
1147, after the conquest of Lisbon by King Afonso Henriques, the
Moorish garrison of the castle surrendered to the Christians without
resistance. Afonso Henriques promoted the development of the region by
granting a foral (letter of feudal rights) to the inhabitants of Sintra
and its castle in 1154. During the reign of King Sancho I the castle
was repaired, as well as the romanesque Church of Saint Peter, (Igreja
de São Pedro) inside its walls."
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