The Moorish Castle, Sintra
ISBN: 978 1 85759 916 9
Size: 190 x 165 mm / 6.5 x 7.5 in.
In association with: Moorish Castle
Date published: January, 2016
UK £4.95 /US $
- Evocative portrait of this dramatic castle and its surronding landscape
Located on one of the hilltops of the Serra de Sintra, the Moorish Castle is a fortress built around the tenth century after the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. The granite blocks of the Serra are ringed by two irregular-shaped walls, erected amid huge boulders and standing on the top of sheer cliffs. All along the paths encircling the castle are spectacular views over a unique landscape, with the town centre, the Palace of Sintra, the Palace of Pena and, stretching out beyond these, the vast plains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean.