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Castle of the Moors, Sintra, Portugal

Castle of the Moors, Sintra, Portugal

Castle of the Moors is a castle located in the town of Sintra, Portugal. The castle is of Moorish origin, but the current building is the result of a romantic renovation carried out in the 19th century. Originally, the Castle of Sintra was built between the 9th and 10th centuries. Arab chronicles depict the Sintra region as being very rich in cultivated fields. Its castle was one of the most important in the surroundings. In 1109, the castle became subject to an attack by crusading…

Porto - Portugal

Portugal, Porto 22

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Mafamude, Avintes, Porto, Portugal

Porto, vu depuis le Pont Dom Luis 35 Gaia

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Mosteiro dos Jerónimos | Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon

The Hieronymites Monastery in Belem, Lisbon. Explore on 26 October 2008, thanks for all the comments and faves! Visit my website for prints

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Tarrant's treasured islands

Chris Tarrant had wanted to see The Azores - the Portuguese mid-Atlantic archipelago where dolphins splash in the water - for the best part of half a century. Last month, he did just that