The Portuguese Sintra, is a wonderful getaway from Lisbon with world class attractions. Of all the Sintra attractions I visited, the nicest was the Castelo dos Mouros, or Castle of the Moors, a medieval castle built by the Moors in the 8th century over an imposing hilltop. A UNESCO heritage site, this fort has it all, incredible well preserved history and breath-taking panoramic views in all directions. In some parts, it looks a bit like the great wall of China, with winding fortifications over several mountains. When I visited, it was very windy and quite cold, making it very challenging to stay there for long, but it was a really fun experience .

 

To give you a taste of this magical place and the incredible views…

 

Castelo dos Mouros : Sintra Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros : Sintra Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros : Sintra Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros : Sintra Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros : Sintra Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros : Sintra Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros : Sintra Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros : Sintra Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros : Sintra Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros : Sintra Portugal

Castelo dos Mouros : Sintra Portugal

 

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That sums Sintra for this visit, with previous posts about attractions in Sintra were:

Hope to get a chance to visit the area again soon.



Tags: Castelo dos Mouros; castle; Castle of the Moors; fort; Moors; panoramic views; Portugal; scenic views; Sintra;


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