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Castelo dos Mouros

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Castelo dos Mouros

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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

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Unless you rent a car, traveling between the dispersed landmarks of Sintra and Cascais is a difficult task. Journey along Lisbon’s Atlantic coast with ease on a small-group day trip, limited to just eight people to guarantee personalized attention from your guide. Take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Pena National Palace, enjoy time at your leisure in the historic center of Sintra, and stop at the affluent coastal town of Cascais.
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zoeh198 wrote a review Sep 15
18 contributions9 helpful votes
best day of my life. would recommend 10/10. there's discounts if you visit several monuments in one day. if you are fit you should walk up directly from the trainstation instead of going to the old town first, it will shorten your way. you'll walk through a forest, it's really magical. make sure to visit the park right after, as it's really close to the site!
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Date of experience: September 2020
Rebecca wrote a review Sep 14
10 contributions9 helpful votes
I’ve never seen something so beautiful! It is a bit of a hike to get to it, we were very unprepared and sweaty by the time we got to the top but would definitely recommend! We also visited in covid Sept and it was pretty quiet so we could take all the photos and go at our own pace so that was great too.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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David wrote a review Sep 7
Oxford, United Kingdom993 contributions249 helpful votes
The Moorish Castle in Sintra is an interesting site with very reasonably priced entrance fees. The views are truly incredible - you have a 360 degree view across the whole of the Lisbon region from the towers of the castle.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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AsaL wrote a review Sep 7
6 contributions7 helpful votes
Castle dos Mouros is a trek. We walked from Quinta da Regaleria, which took about an hour, with it mostly being uphill. The walk is in the shade, however make sure you bring plenty of water with you and don't be fooled, google maps doesn't take into account elevation! The views in the castle are spectacular and we found it quieter than Pena palace, being 300m below it. Once you are in the castle, be prepared to do more walking along the ruined walls. Definitely a must see in Sintra and worth while stop if walking to Pena palace. The only downside is the 8 euro entry fee which for students was a bit more than we were hoping to pay. Whats even better? The walk down...
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Alexandre C wrote a review Sep 5
Paris, France794 contributions191 helpful votes
This castle was built by the Moors (Arabs) as a military fortress during their occupation of the land back a long time ago. It is also the oldest castle/palace of Sintra. It's mostly just ruins now, but it offers incredible views of Sintra, the Pena Palace, and the wider Lisbon area, and when the weather's clear you can see at the very distance the Palace of Mafra. Tip: you can go over by foot through the woodland, but don't do that if it rained early (slippy mud).
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Date of experience: December 2019
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