Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Castle of the Moors, Sintra, Portugal

The Castle of the Moors is a hilltop medieval castle located in the municipality of Sintra. 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 imminently agricultural, and which was necessary to protect its population.

The Moorish Castle stands in a 1475 feet (450 meters) perimeter and its walls consist of a double waist, internal and external. At the top there are battlements, strengthened by five towers.

From a set of 5 stamps about Urban Transport in the 1970's and 1980's.


lostforwords101 said...

It's like the Great Wall of China :)

TravellingPostcard said...

I thought exactly the same!

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