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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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“amazing views” (138 reviews)
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Estrada da Pena | Parque de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
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"pena palace"
in 375 reviews
"the bus"
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"amazing views"
in 138 reviews
"great wall of china"
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"afraid of heights"
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"worth the climb"
in 34 reviews
"steep steps"
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"castelo dos mouros"
in 42 reviews
"well worth the effort"
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"surrounding countryside"
in 24 reviews
"ticket office"
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"walking shoes"
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"walk up"
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"sintra town"
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"highest point"
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"nice walk"
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"wear comfortable shoes"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’ve got a healthy heart, this is totally walkable!! Touts/ sales people will tell you it’s too hard to walk up but don’t listen!! Save yourself €7 each (single) on the bus and enjoy the wonderful views both en route and when you get...More

Thank Becky K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Pena Palace I would recommend finding time to look around the castle. It is easily walk-able from the Pena exit. The walk is very picturesque before you actually reach the castle. The views from the castle are superb. Be warned, there...More

Thank mikehoward6993
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to explore, and comes with wonderful views of the surrounding area. There is not much to see except for the structure of the castle itself, but that is impressive enough. The surrounding park is a peaceful place to stroll. Overall,...More

Thank Thomas A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting the Pena castle it is worth taking the short walk to the Moors.This castle was constructed by the Moors in the 9th century to protect the fertile lands of Sintra and act as a lookout for Lisbon but was unable to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving at Sintra train station I hopped onto the 434 coach that took me up to the castle. You could walk up from the station, but there’s a fair bit of walking to be done around the castle so I’d save your shoe leather &...More

Thank beardybignose
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle/fort is quite a long walk away but it’s really worth the effort. A fair bit of climbing involved but the views are fantastic.

Thank WTisSearching
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Castle structure is interesting, plus the views are great. Even on a bad, rainy day (which it was for us), it was worth a visit.

Thank Timothy D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is not as much to do at this Castle as the other palaces and castles BUT the view makes up for that. Overlooking Sintra you can see to the coast on a clear day as well as awesome pictures of the Pena Palace. All...More

Thank Justin R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a long fort located on a hill mountain, when you go up there, you can see a stunning view of Sintra city and surrounding . Better to keep at least two hours to experience the relaxed , calm and historical environment. Photo lovers...More

Thank Akalanka A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, you have to climb a lot of steps to reach the castle, as it is located on the highest point of Sintra, way up there! You can enjoy it from below, at town level, because it looks like what a romantic ruin shsould look...More

Thank VWriter
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Myke S
March 26, 2018|
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Response from Myke S | Reviewed this property |
Thanks I will try that
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Kim B
February 14, 2018|
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Response from Don S | Reviewed this property |
Low season tickets are about 7 Euro, I think High season is about 10 Euro.
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leneme
January 1, 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
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