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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 wins the World Travel Award for “Best Conservation Company in the World” for the third consecutive year

This Saturday (12th December) saw Parques de Sintra pick up the World Travel Award for the “World’s Leading Conservation Company” category for the third consecutive time at the official ceremony held in El Jadida, Morocco. The World Travel Awards, launched in 1993 to recognise, award…

This Saturday (12th December) saw Parques de Sintra pick up…

This Saturday (12th December) saw Parques de Sintra pick up…

This Saturday (12th December) saw Parques de Sintra pick up…

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Restoration work on the facades, masonry and tiles of the National Palace of Pena successfully completed

The “Old Palace”, following the restoration work. ©PSML | Wilson Pereira In January, Parques de Sintra fully completed the restoration of the facades of the National Palace of Pena. The intervention, that counted on investment of around €300,000, involved two years…

The “Old Palace”, following the restoration…

The “Old Palace”, following the restoration…

The “Old Palace”, following the restoration…

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“King Ferdinand and his Bavaria" in the Great Hall of the Palace of Pena

Soloists Ana Franco, Carolina Figueiredo, Bruno Almeida, João Merino and the pianist João Paulo Santos. The fourth and final evening of the cycle “Musical Evenings at the Palace of Pena”, entitled “King Ferdinand and his Bavaria”, takes places on 14 February.…

Soloists Ana Franco, Carolina Figueiredo, Bruno…

Soloists Ana Franco, Carolina Figueiredo, Bruno…

Soloists Ana Franco, Carolina Figueiredo, Bruno…

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2015 to see €2.8 million investment in restoring the Palace of Queluz

Robillion staircase before restoration. ©PSML | Wilson Pereira In January, Parques de Sintra launched the interventions necessary to the restoration of the National Palace and Gardens of Queluz with total investment rising to around €2.8 million. The work planned for the…

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Robillion staircase before restoration. ©PSML |…

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Archaeological Research

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

Archaeological work carried out at the Moorish Castle by Parques…

Archaeological work carried out at the Moorish Castle by Parques…

Archaeological work carried out at the Moorish Castle by Parques…

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