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Castelo dos Mouros

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Sintra: Castle of the Moors Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket
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Sintra: Castle of the Moors Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket
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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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All reviews castle walls pena palace amazing views the bus great wall of china afraid of heights steep steps worth the climb well worth the effort surrounding countryside ticket office tuk tuk walking shoes nice walk wear comfortable shoes sintra town beautiful castle
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Reviewed 4 days ago

From the outside, the castle doesn't look like much, and although it is essentially only "ruins" now (in that there are only the walls), there is still so much to see. There is a decent amount of climbing involved, particularly with steps, but the views...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Miriam J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can Sense the oldtimes there was people living. Nice to visit during wintertime not so many people, Non walking, very private visit if you want to have some exercise during your visit:)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 766johanna
Reviewed 5 days ago

I admit it’s a few stairs up, but it is so worth it!!! It just has the most beautiful views! We did this as well as the national and Pena palaces, and this one was by far our favourite. It was quieter than the Pena...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Harrison2206
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thisis an epic castle! It is huge! For us we had mists rolling through and we would have times when we could see Sintra and surrounding areas and time when we just saw fog. It was intense and beautiful. I cannot belive places like this...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank C3368GCjessicag
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is some climbing involved in this adventure, but it is so worth the effort. You are walking on 1,000 year old history and you are passing beautiful plants and looking out at the beautiful scenery that is Sintra. You will see castles and houses...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will admit that though I am not afraid of eights this place made me reconsider! It was breathtakingly beautiful and amazing overall. The place has few added railings ( for safety) and the authenticity and essence of the castle has not been lost. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my favourite place to visit on our day trip to Sintra. It was absolutely stunning. Though, not for the faint hearted, there are a LOT of stairs to get to the very top, but there are also lots of places to stop and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NarelleBee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really beautiful. The first time I was in Sintra, I didn’t have enough time to go. I’m so glad I was lucky enough to come back and see it this time. I actually enjoyed this one more than Pena Palace. It was so beautiful and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ThebestofKendell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice old Castle on top of the hill close to Palace. If weather permits - its a must visit. Take taxi instead of driving, because parking is small.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VSPE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful to walk the walls and enjoy the majestic vistas, and well worth the hard uphill walk from the train station. Cafeteria and toilets on site. Return CP separate ticket from Rossio €5 as not included in your daily metro pass. On arrival Tuk Turks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 5, 2019|
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Response from benmignardi | Reviewed this property |
Very easy. You can take the train which takes 1 hour. Lisbon train station is in centre of Lisbon. Very cheap too. Once you get to Sintra train station then you must decide how to get to the Moorish castle or other sites... More
March 26, 2018|
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Response from 848mykes | Reviewed this property |
Thanks I will try that
February 14, 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.