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Castelo dos Mouros

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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
+351 21 923 7300
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All reviews castle walls pena palace the bus amazing views great wall of china afraid of heights steep steps worth the climb well worth the effort surrounding countryside ticket office combo ticket wear comfortable shoes walking shoes nice walk walk up tuk tuk
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yea it looks like the Great Wall in Beijing, but you got a stunning view in Sintra. Once again, Sintra a must go place in Lisbon and you won’t regret for it

Thank Chun Sing C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this castle. It is far more shaded and wooded than I thought originally. There is a lot of walking and stairs if you go to the outer walls. Amazing 360 degree views! You can also see the Pena Palace very well, and...More

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The moorish castle is a must when visiting Sintra as there are some stunning views from the top of the walls, and at €8 for an adult ticket it’s definitely worth the price. There was a bit fo a queue when we arrived so I...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Looks like the great wall of China. It is a long, steep walk with stairs, walking in nature with big shady trees and ferns all atound. This is a long walk, and when you think you have arrived, a lot of uneven stairs awaits you....More

Thank Illona0077
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This castle ruins/monument offered incredible views of all of the valley below. At just €8 euros entrance it’s a definitely must when visiting Sintra. We got the 434 bus up there (and did the Pena palace as well) and then grabbed a tuk tuk back...More

Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the Castelo and absolutely loved it. Being from Australia where history like this in non existent, I loved walking through the castle thinking about who had been there before me and what things had happened there. I have visited other castles before but...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On the top of the hill outside Sintra Dramatic location Fantastic walk round the battlements Can take the tourist circuit bus to the castle entrance area or if you are very energetic it is possible to hike up from Sintra

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving int eh castle forecourt is just part of the journey. You have to climb to the top to get the most amazing views. it gives you perspective that this site was constructed hundreds and hundreds of years ago. A must see

Thank AMH007
Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is a moorish castle which has the walls preserved. The views from the walls are amazing. It helps give insight into the moorish history of Portugal. It can be quite crowded on the walls and also if you are afraid of heights you...More

Thank annrcg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reach this on the 434 tour bus. It is approximately 8euro to enter and coffee shop with toilets at the beginning The ruined ramparts of Castelo dos Mouros is magnificent but not for the faint hearted, at 412 metres above sea level and spread out...More

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Myke S
27 March 2018|
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Response from Myke S | Reviewed this property |
Thanks I will try that
15 February 2018|
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Response from Bobadilla | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, but I donut remember either. I think Don should be about right, though.
2 January 2018|
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Response from Jean L | Reviewed this property |
You can access the grounds, cafeteria, bar, the church with the artefacts and the other sites like the cisterna without paying, but to climb the walls to the very top there was a charge of 6 euro each (which was the senior... More