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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.