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Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros)
Perched atop Sintra with stunning views to the Atlantic, the 8th-century Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) was built by the eponymous people during their reign in Portugal. It fell into disrepair after the Christian conquest, yet the partially restored fortress is a favorite among travelers for its rich history and panoramic views.

The Basics
No Sintra tour is complete without a stop at the Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros). Built upon the area’s highest hill, the edifice has seen many inhabitants—from the Moors to the Vikings to the nobility of Portugal and even a local Jewish community—throughout its 1,300-year existence. Take a full-day tour from Lisbon and visit the castle as well as Pena National Palace (Palácio Nacional da Pena), Sintra National Palace (Palácio Nacional Sintra), and Quinta da Regaleira to learn about the area’s fascinating history.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) is a must-visit for history buffs.
  • Book skip-the-line tickets to save time at entry.
  • Be prepared for a lot of walking up steep stairs upon the stabilized ruins.
  • If hiking to the castle, bring comfortable and sturdy shoes, water, and sun protection.
  • The castle is not accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) is about 18.5 miles (30 kilometers) northwest of Lisbon. Take the Sintra train line and then the Sintra-Pena tourist bus 434 straight to the castle. There are also three hiking trails from the Sintra area to the castle, ranging from 45-minute to 1.5-hour walks.

When to Get There
The castle is open daily from 9:30am to 8pm during the summer season and 10am to 6pm during the winter season. Last admission is one hour before closing. Visit early in the day during the summer to avoid the heat.

A Castle Worth the Hike
When visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, it’s impossible to miss the Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros). Built upon a 1,312-foot-high (400-meter) hill, this medieval stone castle offers some of the best views of Sintra, with Pena National Palace on one side and the Sintra National Palace on the other. The steep hike is well worth the amazing views, and on a clear day, you can even spot the Atlantic Ocean from the King’s Tower.
Address: Sintra, Central Portugal, Portugal
Admission: Varies
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Private Sintra from Lisbon with Wine Tasting and Queluz Palace

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No visit to Lisbon is complete without seeing Sintra, a town replete with fairy tale palaces and natural splendor. Explore the area with ease on a private 8-hour tour that includes wine tasting. Departing Lisbon, you’ll visit picture-perfect landmarks such as Queluz Palace, the National Palace of Sintra, and the Castle of the Moors. Plus, you’ll visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites — Pena National Palace and Sintra’s historic center — before stopping at a Colares wine cellar. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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The UNESCO-listed monuments of Sintra are dazzling yet dispersed. Travel between fairytale palaces with ease on a private full-day tour from Lisbon, a great introduction for first-time visitors. With just your guide and private party, you’ll visit Pena National Palace, the historic centre of Sintra, the Castle of the Moors, and Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Sintra Cascais 4x4 Land Rover Photo Panoramic Private Tour

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Full Day Tour - Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais

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Sintra, Azenhas do Mar, Cabo da Roca and Cascais, leaving Lisbon.

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Dawn with stories, castles and palaces and in the afternoon, cliffs, sun and beaches across the Atlantic Ocean, we begin this fantastic day with its collection and reception, wherever and whenever you want, with our welcoming presentation. Planning your preferences, following the trip to the wonderful Sintra mountains in a comfortable automatic climate controlled van, free wifi and audio guide in Portuguese / English. Passing through the picturesque village of Sintra, Moorish Castle, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira and Monserrate Palace, your choice, which you will visit until noon, Travel and visit the westernmost point of Europe, Cabo da Roca. In the surroundings, regional lunch, with starters, drink, choice dish, dessert and coffee, no waiting lines and fresh regional food. Travel to the rocky "Boca do Inferno" viewpoint to observe the fury of the ocean on the cliffs. Destination to Cascais for a quiet stroll through the bay and traditional historical village. A perfect day!
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