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Castelo dos Mouros: Tours & Tickets

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The Moorish Castle is a military fortification that bears witness to the Islamic presence in the region, and was probably constructed between the eighth and ninth centuries and later expanded after the Reconquista. Overlooking the town of Sintra, it...more
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Estrada da Pena | Parque de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
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All reviews castle walls pena palace amazing views the bus great wall of china afraid of heights worth the climb steep steps surrounding countryside well worth the effort ticket office nice walk sintra town tuk tuk walk up beautiful castle take your time
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Reviewed today

Walked to the Moorish castle from the railway station. Although bus drive there too but then I would have missed all the beautiful little streets and the woods. Was quite a climb but well worth it. The weather was not the best with a little...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Martina H
Reviewed yesterday

You cannot be afraid of heights to truly see the amazing views from this castle. Many steps to up to the top to see incredible views but well worth it. This might be a risky venture if its raining, we were lucky the sun was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ShellyCleveland
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to visit. We combined with he Pena Palace -- easy walk between the two. And a great afternoon. Be ready to climb and explore. It's a small place in actuality, so you can explore every inch. Fun paths, turrets, staircases. Great views all...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank drosen85
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Its not easy to spot as its just perched so high on the mountain peaks. Its hard to think about the cost of life and the effort that must have been involved when it was built?

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank allanriley9
Reviewed 4 days ago

The old Moorish castle is locate behind the Pena Palace (about 500 yds on a wooded trail) and provides spectacular views of the surrounding country side and (depending on the sun) of the Pena Palace. However the walkway is steep and narrow and was very...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Herkab
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked up from Sintra. Maybe took an hour, uphill the whole way. The castle itself is a simple circular wall with several Lookout areas - Very little structure actually inside.Beautiful views. It was a nice day for a walk and this was a reasonable...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 156bethk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go there. Just go there. There isn;t much of a castle left but the castle walls are brilliant! Twisting and turning till you have enough. Kids love it! If you don't like such erections, just visit the castle for the spectacular view from atop the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Asia_Be
Reviewed 1 week ago

There"s a whole area open to public that can be explored without entering the main castle. These are within the secondary walls. Again, I would suggest that you use the 15-euro regional train/bus combo to hop on/off from the buses within Sintra (aside from the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jaysantosph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a fairly strenuous 60 minute walk from the train station to the Moorish Castle, but it was worth the effort. All that’s left of this strategic fort are the walls and ramparts, but the views are spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful place to visit, BUT beware of pickpockets operating near the top entrance near the ticket office, there is a choke point on exit this is where I was pickpocketed, it took milliseconds to remove my wallet, turned around immediately but just found...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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23 October 2019|
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Response from Olympia B | Reviewed this property |
Only if they are guide dogs
6 January 2019|
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Response from Nelly P | Reviewed this property |
Less than an hour ride by train from Lisbon, Rosio train station. Trains to Sintra departure every thirty minutes. You can spend the whole day in Sintra and go back to Lisbon by train late in the evening.
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Response from Myke S | Reviewed this property |
Thanks I will try that