The Moorish Castle, Sintra

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 916 9

    Size: 190 x 165 mm / 6.5 x 7.5 in.

    Binding: paperback

    Pages: 40

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    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.

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