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“Worth a day visit”

Castle of the Moors
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Ranked #3 of 71 things to do in Sintra
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 15, 2013

It is so easy to get to with the train from lisbon. It is well worth a day visit. Beautiful castle and surroundings.

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Reviewed December 13, 2013

After the quite likable walk up to the hill, you can see one of the most beautiful views. In nice weather you can see all the way to Lisbon. And a top of that, this castle really exudes history. Definitely worth it!

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Something to see if you are already at the Pena Nat Palace, but other than the walls and the entry gate it is 'a lot to do about not much."

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

A must see. We enjoyed hiking to the top of the mountain, however, there are buses if it's too far (about 40 minutes uphill).

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Reviewed December 11, 2013

The view is just stunning, and the climb up to the castle really makes you feel you earned it. A tip is to climb up in the morning before it is too hot (if going in summer), bring some water, and stop to enjoy the view a few times on the way. If you want a good healthy exercise, just jog the climb. The castle itself hold some really nice view to Sintra and the pena castle.

The is a small cafe on the venue, but you can not get a full meal.

Thank Jeanita H
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