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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
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Reviewed yesterday

I explored Sintra for 4 days, and this was not my favorite place compared to the other but still very beautiful and with incredible views: warning the higher you climb the stronger the winds, so be careful! This site is not as well preserved, but...More

Thank Kingsley313
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a serious workout with endless stairs but also amazing views of Sintra and a really fun time. There was an entire field trip of children during our visit and we were unbothered by them yelling cause the castle was so cool. You can...More

Thank Allison D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went at the end of the day after a lot of walking. There is a few minute walk from the entrance to the fort and there are many stairs if you would like to climb to the top. Worth it, however. Bought a ticket for...More

1  Thank JHRedSox
Reviewed 5 days ago

I reluctantly went to this place quite early in the morning. I am so glad I did! The view is breathtaking, you see many other palaces from here and they have a live show on how Christians and Mouros used to fight.

Thank Elena257
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you want panoramic views of the area this is a must. Does involve some walking up there and once you enter the castle. Give about 2 hours to complete. We drove but lots of other transport up there available

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught the 434 bus from the station in Sintra to visit this old Moorish castle. It’s very interesting and well worth a visit. However some of the paths are uneven and there are lots of steps so not suitable for disabled. Some fantastic views...More

Thank MikeT23
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't need a long time to see this site but it is well worth the effort. It was the highlight of our trip. The inner and outer walls are fantastic. We walked up to the Castle through the back streets and trails. We climbed...More

Thank turner662018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got the combined tickets with Pena Palace. It’s 400 metres to walk from the ticket office to the main castle entrance. Along the way you get to see the outer walls of the castle and a building housing artefacts from the site. The castle...More

Thank L_K1509
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from the Pena Palace to the Castle of the Moors. It was a very interesting stop... It had to be an impressive fortification for its’ day. The views from the walls are worth the effort but it’s not for the faint of heart.

Thank db7477
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

..not suitable for young children (<3 yrs). That's of course not the fault of this location but pushing a stroller up-and down pebble road is difficult. You can leave the stroller at the ticket office but then you have to carry the child up-and down...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