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Castle of the Moors

Estrada da Pena | Parque de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
+351 21 923 7300
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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 served as a watchtower, guaranteeing the protection of Lisbon and its surroundings.
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Estrada da Pena | Parque de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
+351 21 923 7300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the castle after a visit to the Pena Palace and we were quite tired already. But we could not stop strolling the steep stairs and the narrow walkways on top of the castle walls (some parts of them do not have handrails,...More

Thank Nik R
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a big Castle in a mountain with a great view. You can walk all arrownd and also see the arqueológico rests. It is nice to visítalos the sorrowdings

Thank mgm0072005
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like hiking, you could walk from the train (bus) station, it would take about an hours. To me, I enjoy here more than the Palace of Pena, it may because it is very crowded in Palace of Pena. 雖然從火車站(巴士總站)一路走上來需要一點時間,但對於喜歡健行的人,整體來說會是個愉快的經驗,大概會花剩一個小時的時間。其實對我來說我喜觀這裡勝過於佩納宮,畢竟這裡不像在佩納宮需要人擠人。

Thank CSJao
Reviewed 6 days ago

A centuries old castle shrouded in mist, perched on a mountain top, surround by lush green forest… sounds magical doesn't it. Well it really is, the weather here can change in a moment and as such you can have the whole complex covered in a...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely walk to get to the castle. Many stairs but lovely views. Went first thing in the morning so got to really appreciate it without crowds of people.

Thank Rach E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent half a day at Sintra and we went to two tourist attractions - Pena Palace and this. Lots of walking and steps but the views are worth it. It gets quite windy at certain parts of the castle so don't get blown away....More

Thank XinnieY
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way to the Pena Castle, passed by here. Beautiful place. As everyone has said, make sure you have good shoes on to be able to walk uphil!

Thank Jay_Oty
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my son visited Castle of the Moors in August 2017 - which was almost exactly 21 years since me and my husband (then boyfriend) visited the same place! It was a world apart! Now it has been rebuilt and has bathrooms, souvenir shop...More

Thank Bobadilla
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice uphill walk from the bus drop off point, but a pleasant walk especially if you wear great walking shoes. The castle truly sends you back in time, and you cannot help but marvel at what they were able to construct at...More

Thank DeAnna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle was a lot bigger than we had anticipated, and the amount of walking was crazy! But it was all worth it in the end because not only was the view spectacular, it has so much history that you can't even wrap your mind...More

Thank goingreen13
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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
7 December 2017|
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Response from JacquelinaUSA | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay! Yes you can see the Moorish castle from the Pena Palace. I agree that if you have to choose between the two, definitely go to the Pena Palace.
30 October 2017|
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Response from chinesed0ll | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your interest. Castle of the Moors is the ruin of castle which is rich with Moslem / Moors culture in Portugal. From most top you can see Sintra from high ground. The view was amazing when mist covers the... More