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Castle of the Moors
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Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting and Moorish Castle
Ranked #3 of 68 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.
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“We visited in December”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited this castle as part of a private tour arranged by the Pousada in Cascais. We had our own car and driver who took us to the National Palace, the Pena Palace, and the Moorish castle. The expense for the driver was probably worth it as it would have required much more time to see these things on our own. We were also treated to a ride along the coast, which we likely would have missed. The castle is a great example of a Moorish castle, although much of what you see today is the result of restoration. Fantastic nevertheless and a wonderful view.

Visited December 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

It is hard to get there. In summer it was only municipal bus. In December we saw that something changed to better way. There are red touristic buses. But they are badly follow the schedule. Hard to get to the top of Castle. But the sightseeing over the city great!

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful castle ruins and view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is absolutely breathtaking woodsy scenery and view. You can take the Palaces bus up the hill from downtown Sintra, 5 euros to hop on off, or a lot of people like to hike. From the top of the moors castle is an amazing view of Sintra.

Visited October 2013
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“Amazing, even in rain and fog”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

It took a bit of imagination with the fog so thick to appreciate the views. Even so, the fortress is magnificent and the forest setting superb. Wish we could come back to experience the magnificent views. Still worth it!

Visited January 2014
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“The Castle and stairs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

THis was our very favoirte tourist attraction in Sintra. Abosolutly beautiful setting. The views were spectacular. A great romantic place to take pictures.

Visited December 2013
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