This is the side door of the chapel built close to the inner walls of the Castle of the Moors

This is the side door of the chapel built close to the inner walls of the Castle of the Moors

When I arrived in the morning, the main door was still closed so I decided to visit Pena National Palace first

When I arrived in the morning, the main door was still closed so I decided to visit Pena National Palace first

In the past, the area outside the inner walls was used as a burial ground by the Muslims and then later by the Christians

In the past, the area outside the inner walls was used as a burial ground by the Muslims and then later by the Christians

A glass covere is placed above the burial grounds of the castle

A glass covere is placed above the burial grounds of the castle

A skeleton is placed inside a shallow grave to show how people had been buried here in the past

A skeleton is placed inside a shallow grave to show how people had been buried here in the past

All bones were collected from this site and they were placed inside a mass grave (few meters away from the site)

All bones were collected from this site and they were placed inside a mass grave (few meters away from the site)

Interior of the chapel with the objects on display - the Chapel of Sao Pedro de Penaferrim was built in the late 12th century

Interior of the chapel with the objects on display - the Chapel of Sao Pedro de Penaferrim was built in the late 12th century

The objects on display were recovered from this castle and they are placed inside the chapel

The objects on display were recovered from this castle and they are placed inside the chapel

A pitcher and a borken glass made with clay are on display

A pitcher and a borken glass made with clay are on display

This badly fragmented pitcher or jug doesn't have much appeal but it provides us a rare windows into the life of this castle's inhabitants

This badly fragmented pitcher or jug doesn't have much appeal but it provides us a rare windows into the life of this castle's inhabitants

This circular stone was part of the stone mill and it is believed to be from the 10th-12th century

This circular stone was part of the stone mill and it is believed to be from the 10th-12th century

Most of these objects were linked to 10th - 12th centruy and it was the same case for these oil lamps

Most of these objects were linked to 10th - 12th centruy and it was the same case for these oil lamps

To the left, are decorated ivory pieces - the round objects in the midle are the crossbow nuts

To the left, are decorated ivory pieces - the round objects in the midle are the crossbow nuts

Pieces of the glazed pottery on display inside the chapel

Pieces of the glazed pottery on display inside the chapel

Game marks of different shapes and sizes, in the medieval times Muslim community thrived here

Game marks of different shapes and sizes, in the medieval times Muslim community thrived here

Few pieces of the beads - they may belong to the rosary beads (prayer beads)

Few pieces of the beads - they may belong to the rosary beads (prayer beads)

To the left are the Portuguese coins (12th - 19th century), on the top are the Spanish coins

To the left are the Portuguese coins (12th - 19th century), on the top are the Spanish coins

Rusted knives and blades found at the site of the Castle of the Moors

Rusted knives and blades found at the site of the Castle of the Moors

Different types of buckles on display - probably they are part of the saddle ornaments

Different types of buckles on display - probably they are part of the saddle ornaments

Spindles were used to weave the wool in the past

Spindles were used to weave the wool in the past

To the left, it appears to be a horse-shoe - on the top a key is shown

To the left, it appears to be a horse-shoe - on the top a key is shown

On the top (number 1) are the crossbow arrows, Number 2 is a projectile used in Arquebus and number 3 is an arrow head

On the top (number 1) are the crossbow arrows, Number 2 is a projectile used in Arquebus and number 3 is an arrow head