We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Castle of the Moors

Estrada da Pena | Parque de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
+351 21 923 7300
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$69.49*
and up
Shared Tour to Sintra from Lisbon
More Info
US$47.15*
and up
Private Half-Day Tour to Sintra from Lisbon
More Info
US$98.02*
and up
Private Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Wine Tasting and Moorish Castle
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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%
Travellers talk about
“pena palace” (375 reviews)
“the bus” (231 reviews)
“amazing views” (138 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Estrada da Pena | Parque de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-609, Portugal
CONTACT
Website
+351 21 923 7300
Ways to Experience Castle of the Moors
from US$69.50
More Info
from US$47.20
More Info
from US$98.00
More Info
from US$148.90
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (5,109)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"pena palace"
in 375 reviews
"the bus"
in 231 reviews
"amazing views"
in 138 reviews
"great wall of china"
in 26 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 21 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 34 reviews
"steep steps"
in 20 reviews
"castelo dos mouros"
in 42 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 30 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 24 reviews
"ticket office"
in 42 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 22 reviews
"walk up"
in 43 reviews
"sintra town"
in 31 reviews
"highest point"
in 20 reviews
"nice walk"
in 27 reviews
"wear comfortable shoes"
in 21 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 2,017 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We didn't have much time in Sintra so we had to choose our destinations well. We finally picked Quinta da Regaleira and Palace of the Moors. We're so happy to save Palace of the Moors last because we found it to be more fun and...More

Thank Frankie D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent example of a well serviced historical site - great views as you walk around the castle walls. Make sure to wear good walking/ hiking shoes. We caught the bus (approx €3 return) which was worthwhile as there's quite a bit of walking in the...More

Thank Aoife D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our visit was in the Winter, I thought it would be horrible, big mistake, it was amazing, the fog gave us a medieval feeling like, there is the presence of the Moorish culture in several places. The cistern is a very interesting and offers a...More

Thank Felipecsabbag
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a good long hike up to the castle, we mistakenly stopped at the hiking trail, not realising the bus stops closer to the entrance. After the long and strenuous walk up, our efforts were rewarded with the most breathtaking views of the valleys...More

Thank laurentay
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Let your imagination go! Float back to the middle ages, imagine the building works as this colossus is being constructed. The planning and execution, the skills of the stonemasons, the precision of the planners and supervisors, the sheer brute strength of the labourers, and the...More

Thank nferrans
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Be prepared to walk and climb a lot. And if you’re scared of heights like I am, still try to make it up a few steps on the edge to see view of Sintra. Get a good grip on your phone because it gets very...More

Thank BobLoblawsLawBlog
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to Moorish Castle with an infant/baby. Some tips: - I would not bring a stroller. Lots of stairs to get to the towers in order to get good view This was my favourite out of the 3 sites we visited (Pena Palace and Quinta...More

1  Thank SkSteelPad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very beautiful city not faraway from Lisbon, on the mountain you can fin 2 Cassel, on of them is Castle of the Moors You can see only the remeanings od the castel, but the view is very beautiful

Thank anissia16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you stop here first and plan on going to the palace too buy both tickets here - you’ll save 50 cents but more important you won’t have to queue at the palace again! —- Great EARLY castle - as with many attractions in Portugal...More

Thank Jeffrey S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a Arab castle of the 8th century, called M ouros Castle; it looks down to the town of Sintra with a wonderful panoramic view; it was conquered by Alfonso Henriques in 1147

Thank Manuela L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 hotels in Sintra
Lawrence's Hotel
304 reviews
.17 km away
Central Hotel
10 reviews
.33 km away
Sintra Boutique Hotel
803 reviews
.34 km away
Hotel Tivoli Sintra
1,672 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bacalhau na Vila
409 reviews
.29 km away
Tascantiga
559 reviews
.20 km away
Piriquita II
2,929 reviews
.29 km away
Romaria de Baco
861 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Park and National Palace of Pena
13,584 reviews
.00 km away
Centro Historico de Sintra
1,432 reviews
.33 km away
Vila Sassetti
59 reviews
.00 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Myke S
26 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Myke S | Reviewed this property |
Thanks I will try that
0
Votes
Kim B
14 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Don S | Reviewed this property |
Low season tickets are about 7 Euro, I think High season is about 10 Euro.
1
Vote
leneme
1 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Jean L | Reviewed this property |
You can access the grounds, cafeteria, bar, the church with the artefacts and the other sites like the cisterna without paying, but to climb the walls to the very top there was a charge of 6 euro each (which was the senior... More
1
Vote
;