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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Estrada da Pena | Parque de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
+351 21 923 7300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit and you won't be disappointed by the views, it's absolutely stunning. It's a a short walk to reach the top viewing point, and a few steps but the average person can do it in 20min. Parking available on site. Small fee...More

1  Thank zecuritas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Castelo dos Muoros was one of the highlights of our one day in Sintra. The narrow path twisting and turning along the Serra de Sintra leads you to the ruins of the ancient Moorish Castle which dates back to the 8th century, and is one...More

1  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is simply stunning and transports you back to medieval times instantly. There is no castle as such to view--it is a just the outer walls of a former citadel with some towers to explore. Some of the steps can be steep in places, so...More

Thank Fung S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two great reasons to see this castle - the views and the history of the site. It's absolutely beautiful to see the Atlantic from it's parapets, and it's interesting in that beautiful ruin kind of way. They have excellent information about the history...More

Thank Chandra G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A difficult attraction to rate as the parking & traffic are terrible, while the staff at the Guardhouse cafe & in particular the tourist information office on the drive into town are wholly unsuited for a job in hospitality (rude, surly & treating you like...More

1  Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travel with my boyfriend 2 weeks ago to Portugal. We stay in Sintra for one day and it wasn t enough! Most beautiful city!

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive ruins; very impressive views; very impressive number of tourists visiting the place, After 5 pm numbers start to dwindle and that is the best time to go and visit the place.

1  Thank JamesMackayNL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Do you like to feel what guardians in the past feel watching the Walls? So, this is your place to go! Very well preserved this wall is incredibly large and huge where you can walk along and have...More

Thank Mònica C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice views of the city below from here. Great photo ops for you, but be prepared to climb. Don't miss the burials pit near the exit.

Thank Shmulik26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy 5 minute walk from Pena Palace. Could easily to both together. Totally different feel than all the other castles in Sintra. Stone walls and guard towers, built on the edge of the hill overlooking Sintra. Lots of stairs so wear good walking shoes. Great...More

1  Thank lilwalshgirl
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10 May 2017|
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Response from Ahhboo | Reviewed this property |
Due to the one-way road up past the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace, the tourist traffic runs counter-clockwise from the town, a long way up to the Moorish Castle followed soon by Pena Palace at the top, then back down into... More
12 April 2017|
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Response from Alonso O | Reviewed this property |
The taxis are far less inexpensive than most countries but the trail is even cheaper. Depending on your financial situation and your ability to navigate through the train stations. If it is somewhere that you are not... More
16 March 2017|
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Response from CCG1982 | Reviewed this property |
Various tour companies will take you there and then to Pena Palace in Sintra. I am not sure if you can reserve a guide on its website though.