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The Moorish Castle, also known as the Castle of the Moors, or Castelo dos Mouros is one of the only examples of military architecture in Sintra and is a popular tourist attraction. It is perched high above Sintra’s Old Town, on one of the hilltops of the Serra de Sintra, in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The castle was built after the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula and was affected physically numerous times. Today, the ruinous castle has been partially restored and offers much to see. From the pathways circling the castle, visitors are offered incredible views of the Sintra region. Visitors will also be able to see stunning views by climbing one of the castle's three squat towers. Inside the walls of the castle, the remains of houses occupied by the Muslims still exist, as well as areas occupied by silos.  ...more

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    Albussula Tours

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    SINTRA CASCAIS TOUR Sintra is often described as the fairytale city, with more than ten national monuments and a lot of attractions. The colourful contrast between Pena Palace and the Moorish Castle is a must see. Our tours are a time machine where you will experience the presence of the Moorish and Islamic history. During your tour in Sintra in addition to the Moorish castle and Pena Palace, you will visit Quinta Regaleira. This historical site was built in 1904, designed by the Italian architect Luigi Manini the site contains a luxury palace, fascinating gardens, cave and lakes with mysterious signs referring Freemasonry, Templars and Illuminati. Your full day tour can’t be complete without visiting Cabo da Roca with the breathtaking view of the most western point in Europe. And finish the trip with visiting the charming village of Cascais. Make sure your cameras are ready. This tour offers you unique opportunities for photography. Our tours are also organized for Muslim visitors where we take care of your Halal meals and Prayers time. Highlights Tour duration: Full day (8-10) hours Explore Pena Palace, Moorish Castle and Quinta Regaleira. Experience the beautiful and unique Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais. Visiting Cabo da Roca and the lighthouse. And taste the Portuguese gastronomy and seafood. You will be introduced to the shared and common Portuguese / Arabic Words and sayings. Included in the price: Tour guide Minivan or a car. Depends on the number of guests. Picnic Paloraid photos for the good memories. Pickup and drop off can be either Lisbon or Cascais Bottled water.

Description

The Moorish Castle, also known as the Castle of the Moors, or Castelo dos Mouros is one of the only examples of military architecture in Sintra and is a popular tourist attraction. It is perched high above Sintra’s Old Town, on one of the hilltops of the Serra de Sintra, in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The castle was built after the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula and was affected physically numerous times. Today, the ruinous castle has been partially restored and offers much to see. From the pathways circling the castle, visitors are offered incredible views of the Sintra region. Visitors will also be able to see stunning views by climbing one of the castle's three squat towers. Inside the walls of the castle, the remains of houses occupied by the Muslims still exist, as well as areas occupied by silos.  

Ticket Price

Adults (18 – 64 yrs): 8 euros Youth (6 – 17 yrs): 6,50 euros Seniors (over 65 yrs): 6,50 euros

Opening Hour

09:30 to 20:00, last ticket 19:00

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 1 hour or more

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children

Must See

The incredible views, and the ruins within the walls

Prayer Facilities

As with any other attraction in the town of Sintra, finding prayer facilities at the Castle of the Moors will not be possible. Muslim visitors may however be able to find a secluded area outdoors to offer their prayers. If they are unable to do so, they will have to return to their accommodation at prayer times, since there are no known mosques in the town of Sintra. There are however a few mosques in Lisbon, which is located about 45 minutes away from Sintra.  

Halal Food

The Castle of the Moors does not house a food outlet. Visitors will however be able to locate variety of cafés and restaurants in the town of Sintra. While none of these will be Halal certified, Muslims can dine on the seafood and vegetarian options available. Since Lisbon is approximately 45 minutes away, Muslim tourists could also visit one of the several Halal restaurants in the city.

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