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The view from the top of the Moorish castle is superb

James Edward Alexander, Sketches in Portugal during the Civil War of 1834

Sintra has two extremely sturdy castles

Al-Bakrî, 11th century (source: Al-Himyarî, Arab geographer and historian)

Moorish Castle

O Castelo dos Mouros permite admirar, ao longo dos caminhos de ronda, por entre penedos e sobre penhascos, uma paisagem única que se estende até ao oceano Atlântico. Sobranceiro à Serra de Sintra, e de configuração irregular, consiste numa fortificação construída em torno do século X após a conquista muçulmana da Península Ibérica, sendo ampliada depois da reconquista cristã.

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Parques de Sintra nominated the “World’s Leading Conservation Company” for the fifth consecutive year by the World Travel Awards

Parques de Sintra has again been nominated, and for the fifth consecutive year, by the Word Travel Awards (WTAs), considered the “Oscars of Tourism”, in the category of the World’s Leading Conservation Company. Winner for the past four years (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016), in…

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Parques de Sintra has again been nominated, and for the…

Parques de Sintra has again been nominated, and for the…

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Climbing Penedo da Amizade with prior booking to guarantee better safety

©PSML Wilson Pereira With the objective of ensuring all those interested may get involved with climbing and abseiling, among other activities, on the Penedo da Amizade cliff, and do so in the very best safety conditions, Parques de Sintra recommends prior…

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©PSML Wilson Pereira With the objective…

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Parques de Sintra records a 17.52% annual surge in 2016 visitor numbers

©PSML Wilson Pereira In 2016, the parks and monuments under the management of Parques de Sintra welcomed over 2.6 million visits (2,625,011), which represents a 17.52% rise on the previous year and continues the increasing numbers of preceding years. Similar to…

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Parques de Sintra wins the World Travel Award for the fourth consecutive year as “World's Leading Conservation Company”

On Friday, 2 December, Parques de Sintra won, for the fourth year in a row, the World Travel Award for the “World’s Leading Conservation Company”. The Portuguese company received the award at the official ceremony held in the Maldives after having once again been the…

On Friday, 2 December, Parques de Sintra won, for the…

On Friday, 2 December, Parques de Sintra won, for the…

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Parques de Sintra nominated ‘Best Conservation Company in the World’ at the World Travel Awards

For the fourth consecutive year, Parques de Sintra has been nominated for the “Word Travel Awards”, ranked as the “Oscars of Tourism”, in the category of the “World’s Leading Conservation Company”. Winner in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Parques de Sintra is once again the only…

For the fourth consecutive year, Parques de Sintra has been…

For the fourth consecutive year, Parques de Sintra has been…

For the fourth consecutive year, Parques de Sintra has been…

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Archaeological Research

Archaeological work carried out at the Moorish Castle by Parques de Sintra.

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Archaeological work carried out at the Moorish Castle by Parques…

Archaeological work carried out at the Moorish Castle by Parques…

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