Moors Castle

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  • Address: Serra de Sintra, Capuchos, 2710 Sintra, Portugal
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +35121-9237300
  • Ticket Price: 6 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Picnic Spot

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Moors’ Castle or Castelo dos Mouros (as it is locally known) is a medieval castle located on top of a hill. It was constructed in the middle of the 9th century when Portugal and Spain were under Islamic rule. In early 12th century it was seized by Afonso Henriques and his Christian army. Due to its location, it served as an important strategic point of defence for the region. A chapel was constructed as part of the Castle which served as the Parish for the town of Sintra. Further expansions to the Moors’ Castle were also made by later inhabitants.

By the early 1800s, the Moors’ Castle lay in complete ruin. It was the eye of King Ferdinand II that saw value in the sight and commissioned an expensive restoration. Today, it is a monument of national importance in Portugal.

The Moors’ Castle offers breathtakingly brilliant views of Sintra. The Castle premises have a tourist area which can be used by visitors for a picnic.

Visitors can explore the Castle by themselves. The area is covered with ruins of older structures. Some of the prominent features of the Castle are a huge underground cistern, the chapel and five towers.

At the hillside of the Castle, visitors can take a zip line between platforms built on trees and experience the Sintra forest from above. This includes a guided tour into the forest.

Guided tours of the Castle are available.

Moors Castle is one of the premier tourist destinations of Sintra and even Portugal. Apart from its excellent architecture, the castle also enjoys a terrific view thanks to its superb location. Moors Castle ticket prices are moderately priced but usually have long queues which makes it more sensible to buy tickets for Moors Castle online in advance. Tickets for Moors Castle can also be grouped with other tour offers to make combo packages. You can also find attractive offers on such Moors Castle tickets.

Moors Castle Information

  • The area tends to be cold in summer months too. Rains are common.
  • It is possible to hike up to the Castle, the distance being 2 km from the train station.

Moors Castle Ticket Prices

  • If you hold a Lisbon Card, you can avail discount on the ticket price.

How To reach Moors Castle by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Castelo Mouros Stop - 434

Restaurants Near Moors Castle

  • Porto Dos Sentidos
  • Restaurante Cantinho da Sao Pedro
  • Maria A Fonseca Costa 

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TripHobo Highlights for Moors Castle

  • Moors Castle Address: Serra de Sintra, Capuchos, 2710 Sintra, Portugal
  • Moors Castle Contact Number: +35121-9237300
  • Moors Castle Timing: 09:30 am - 08:00 pm
  • Moors Castle Price: 6 EUR
  • Best time to visit Moors Castle(preferred time): 09:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Moors Castle: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Moors Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Sintra include Moors Castle in their plan

  • 40.14% of people start their Moors Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Moors Castle

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

93.9% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Moors Castle

People normally club together National Palace Of Sintra and National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park while planning their visit to Moors Castle.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Beautiful castle on top of a hill. Nice and wide view over Sintra and the natural park. The castle itself is in good condition and has a interesting back story. If you want to feel like a knight again, put on your costume and walk on the walls from watchtower to watchtower. (They let you do that for at least 10 minutes. Just don't take out your sword)

  • Needs to be experienced. If possible you have to walk up there, then enjoy the view and what the castle has to offer and when well rested take the trip back down to the town, perhaps by a different path as some of them are just amazing. Great way to spend a few hours and learn about some history. It can get crowded in this place but while hiking up there sometimes in the wood you feel like there is noone but you , the huge beautiful trees and ghosts of past warriors trying to take over the castle...a change from a day at the beach for certain.

  • What a cool old castle. It is in the same area as the Pena Palace but so few people go. You won't have to wait in a long queue to get in. Great views of Pena, other palaces and the surrounding areas. There's a small cafe of you need a snack while you visit or just bring your own lunch for a picnic.

  • It is an amazing place to visit. No recreations, just what remains. Stunning views and quite an adventure to walk the walks. Best advice: go early and don't do the 3.3 km hike from the train station to the castle. Use a bus, tuktuk , or cab.

  • Breathtaking view of the surroundings! Clean and well maintained place but which could benefit from more security features, especially for the younger/smaller persons as there is nothing much to hold on in several dangerous spots. Guaranteed stress for parents...

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