The Capuchos Convent, also known as the Cork Convent or the Convent of the Holy Cross of the Sintra Hills, was built in 1560.
Castle of the Moors
Castelo dos MourosElyn Aviva
The massive stone walls of the Moorish Castle snake over the even more massive granite boulders that litter the sides of Sintra Mountain.
“As we walked up the path to the Moorish Castle, perched on top of Sintra Mountain, I could feel an intense ‘buzzing’ static charge emanating from the immense granite boulders that litter the sides of the hill. The huge, moss-covered boulders reeked with energy. It was so strong it created a visual distortion that resembled heat rising from the pavement on a scorching summer day. Everything was slightly out of focus. Whew. I couldn’t imagine living here, but people have been drawn to this high point on the Mountain of the Moon for more than 7,000 years.” —Elyn
The massive stone walls of the Moorish Castle snake over the even more massive granite boulders that litter the sides of Sintra Mountain. Colorful flags wave from the castle’s parapets, silhouetted against the sky on a sunny day. Suddenly, fog rolls in and it all disappears. Fog rolls out and the castle appears again, a fairytale fortress perched on top of the Monte da Lua. It is the only castle in the Sintra UNESCO World Heritage Site; the others are all palaces.