In 1147, the Moorish forces in southwestern Iberia surrendered a key piece of defensive real estate to the Christian forces led by Afonso Henriques: Castelo dos Mouros, or Castle of the Moors.
Long considered siege-proof and undefeatable, the peaceful conquest of the defensive outpost by Henriques was one of the main turning points in the European’s efforts to remove the ruling North African Moors from the continent, and set Portugal on the road to its own independent history throughout the next near millennia.
|Panorâmico de Monsanto||2019||19.3km||site_ao|
|The Cork Convent||2019||4.3km||site_ao|
|Santíssima Trindade Church||2016||17km||site_ao|
|National Coach Museum||2014||20km||site_ao|
|Lisbon’s Electricity Museum||2016||20.3km||site_ao|
|Bordallo Pinheiro Garden||2013||20.7km||site_ao|
|Boca do Inferno||2012||12.3km||site_ao|
|Rhinoceros of Belem Tower||2010||19.1km||site_ao|
|Pena National Palace||2015||1.1km||site_ao|
|Quinta da Regaleira||2012||0.6km||site_ao|
|Why Bats Patrol This Portuguese Library at Night||2018||16.5km||site_ao|
|A Portuguese Serial Killer’s Head in a Jar||2017||20.4km||site_ao|
|Josè Gomes Ferreira Secondary School||1976||18km||site_brutalism|
|Royal Building of Mafra – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada)||2019||16.5km||site_whs|
|Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon||1983||19.1km||site_whs|
|Cultural Landscape of Sintra||1995||2.8km||site_whs|
|The mysterious inverted tower steeped in Templar myth||2020||0.6km||post|
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