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Review of Castelo dos Mouros

Castelo dos Mouros
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US$9.28*
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Ranked #10 of 80 things to do in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence
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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 29 June 2018 via mobile

Good to Know:
- Bring good walking shoes
- Don’t go if afraid of heights
- Can buy double admission for the castle and Pena Palace together
- Get a free map from the ticket office
- Bring a light sweater
- Definitely worth seeing
- Placards are in English and Portuguese
- No tour guide required but could be helpful
- Bring your own food and drink in backpack

Pros:
- Beautiful
- Unique sightseeing trip
- Good exercise
- Great photo ops

Cons:
- Large number of tourists
- Few handrails/safety precautions
- can alternate between cool and about to get a sunburn

1  Thank Globe T
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Lots to do on this attraction. Better be prepared to have a good hike though! We went with a three year and seven year old and they made it from the bottom to the top no problem. Absolutely stunning views as well! If you are lucky, you might even get to watch some rock climbers scale the giant wall! A must do if you make your way to Sintra! You won’t be disappointed! Allow for a half day if you really want to take it all in though!

Thank James W
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

8e per head might sound big for an old fortress but the views are just astonishing!! Walking along the wall and seeing the landscape from there is just super great.... The history of the place remains and is enjoyable

Thank diamen56
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Stunning panoramic views, with a relatively small trek uphill if you take the 434 bus (currently €6.90 return)
Well worth it just for the views!

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Walls and towers are beautiful-great views from there also.
Toilet and cafe on site.
Plenty of people posing for carefully choreographed photographs but despite that distraction, relaxed atmosphere.

2  Thank Thomas N
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