Moorish Castle

2710 Sintra

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Moorish Castle
The walls of Castelo dos Mouros, built in the 8th century, follow the contours of the mountain, in seemingly impossible contortions.

The Muslim fortress lost its strategical importance when it was conquered by king Afonso Henriques, together with Lisbon, in 1147, but from its towers and sentry paths there's an unique panorama to be enjoyed.

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Sintra
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Close to the historical town of Sintra, a family hotel with a friendly atmosphere, ideal both for business and vacations. Located in a quiet spot among fine woods, with a view of the Sintra mountains, 10 kilometres from the town, on the road from Colares to Praia das Maçãs, only 30 km away from Lisbon.

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