Moorish Ruins and Moorish Sites

If you’re looking to explore Moorish ruins and Moorish sites and want to find the best places to view Moors-era history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

Once you’ve explored the list of Moorish ruins and Moorish sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Moorish ruins.

Our database of Moorish historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Moorish sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

The Moors: Site Index

Albufeira Municipal Archaeological Museum

The Albufeira Municipal Archaeological Museum exhibits a collection of artefacts relating to the history of the area.

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Alcazaba of Málaga

The Alcazaba of Malaga is a picturesque and formidable 11th century Moorish citadel.

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Alcazar of Segovia

The Alcazar of Segovia is an imposing medieval fortress turned royal palace.

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Alcazar of Seville

Predominantly built in Europe's Dark Ages of the 1300s, the Alcázar of Seville is one of Europe’s most intricately beautiful palaces and is the perfect setting for the Water Gardens of Dorne in Game of Thrones.

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The Alhambra in Granada, Spain was a fortified palace complex of the Nasrid Dynasty conquered by the Christians.

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Bujaco Tower

Bujaco Tower is a Moorish tower in the Cáceres Plaza Mayor.

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Casa del Rey Moro

Casa del Rey Moro is home to hanging gardens and a fascinating Moorish water mine.

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Castelo dos Mouros

Castelo dos Mouros is a picturesque ruined castle with a history dating back to the eighth century.

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Cerro da Vila

Cerro da Vila is an Ancient Roman site housing the remains of a second or third century villa complex.

Faro Archaeological Museum

Faro Archaeological Museum has a collection of artefacts including prehistoric, Roman, Moorish and medieval pieces.

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La Giralda

La Giralda is the famed bell tower of Seville Cathedral and which began as a 12th century minaret.

Marbella Castle Walls

The Marbella Castle Walls were once part of an impressive Moorish citadel built in the tenth century.

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Monasterio de Piedra

The Monasterio de Piedra is a monastery located in Zaragoza, Spain. The building was constructed between 1195 and 1218, and is surrounded by acres of spectacular parkland.

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Old Town of Caceres

The Old Town of Caceres embodies centuries of conquest and re-conquest in its winding streets.

Paderne Castle

Paderne Castle was a Moorish stronghold later taken by the forces of King Afonso III.

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Puerta del Sol Toledo

The Sun Gate of Toledo was built by the Knights Hospitaller in the 14th century.

Sagunto Castle

Sagunto Castle was a large Moorish citadel, the impressive remains of which overlook the modern town.

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Santa María la Blanca Synagogue

Santa María la Blanca ("Saint Mary the White") originally known as the Ibn Shushan Synagogue is a museum and former synagogue in Toledo, Spain. It is disputably considered the oldest synagogue building in Europe still standing.

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Santiago del Arrabal Church

Santiago del Arrabal is a church in Toledo, Spain, built in 1245-48, at the orders of Sancho II, on the site of an older church and a mosque that is known to been used since 1125.

Silves Archaeological Museum

Silves Archaeological Museum offers an insight into the history of Silves and its surrounding area.

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Silves Castle

Silves Castle is an imposing Moorish stronghold.

St George’s Castle

St George’s Castle in Lisbon is a medieval castle which once served as a royal palace.