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The Castle of the Moors is a hilltop medieval castle located at Sintra. Taken by Christian forces from the Moors after the fall of Lisbon, it was an important strategic point. The castle was constructed during the 8th to 9th century, during the period of Arab occupation of the Iberian peninsula, as the central place in an territory that was immeniently agricultural, and which was necessary to protect its population.The castle is an irregularly planned military outpost that follows a 450 metre perimeter on top of a mountainous cliff, oriented southwest to northwest. It consists of a double line of military walls that meanders over the granite terrain of the promontory. The panoramic vieuw is breathtaking. If you look good you can se a groep of peaople enjoying the views at the tower on the right.

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