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The Moorish Castle is a military fortification that bears witness to the Islamic presence in the region, constructed between the eighth and ninth centuries.
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An illustrated history of the Moorish Castle
Built by the Moors in the 8th and 9th centuries, it was an important strategic point during the Reconquista, and was taken by Christian forces after the fall of Lisbon in 1147
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