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Sintra: Castle of the Moors Fast Track Ticket

Entry ticket

Sintra: Castle of the Moors Fast Track Ticket

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Explore the classic ruined castle established during the 9th century and built with fortified stone walls. Marvel at the wonderful panoramic views over the hills of the Serra De Sintra.

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  • Explore a fortification built in the 9th century
  • Marvel at the ancient ruins and dense forest surroundings
  • Save time and skip the line to get to the castle
  • Visit one of the most popular tourist attractions of Sintra
  • Admire the wonderful panoramic views over the hills of the Serra De Sintra
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The Castle of the Moors was classified as a National Monument in 1910 and it also forms part of the Sintra Cultural Landscape classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1995. It soars 412 m above sea level and looms high above the surrounding forest.  The 10th-century Moorish castle’s dizzying ramparts stretch across the mountain ridges and past moss-clad boulders the size of small buses. The best walking route here from Sintra-Vila is not along the main road but the quicker, partly off-road route via Rua Marechal Saldanha. The steep trail is around 2 km, but quiet and rewarding.  Once you reach the castle, the views over Sintra’s palace-dotted hill, across to the glittering Atlantic are breathtaking. Along the walkways, you can admire the unique landscape that in the foreground features Sintra town and its town hall, the Palace of Pena and the hills. In the background, admire the extensive plain running northwards and the Atlantic Ocean.
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Castle of the Moors. To get to Castle of the Moors by car or public transportation. • If driving to Sintra, take the IC19 (from Lisbon), IC30 (from Mafra) or EN9 (turning off the A5 motorway to Cascais). When you arrive in the town’s historic centre, you’ll see a vertical sign showing the way to the Moorish Castle (3.5 km). GPS Coordinates 38º 47’ 24.25” N 9º 23’ 21.47” W. • By public transport from Lisbon to Sintra. By train (CP) take the Sintra Line. Departure stations: Estação do Oriente, Estação do Rossio, Estação de Entrecampos. • By public transport from Sintra to Castle of the Moors. By bus (Scotturb). Sintra Station, Pena Circuit From Sintra, take Scotturb bus No. 434, which runs from the railway station to the Moorish Castle.

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Know before you go

  •  Please note the last admission is at 5:00 PM.
  •  Castle of the Moors is located in Sintra, about 30 kilometers from Lisbon. You can reach Sintra easily by taking the train from Lisbon.
  • There is an online booking fee added to the ticket price.
  •  Standard opening hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Last admission 5:00 PM
  • Parques de Sintra seasonal opening hours: December 24-25 and Jan 1 - closed all day. December 31 and January 2-3: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, last admission at midday.
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We had limited time in Sintra and chose the Moors Castle over Peña with no regrets. We were still able to see Peña front the top overlook. The Moor castle was so cool. I felt like I was walking the Great Wall of China. Very inexpensive and easy to walk around. We also enjoyed drinking a cappuccino while there

February 22, 2023

superb panoramas, a splendid view, a great adventure to do with children a little older than mine (6/9 years old) and unfortunately dad did not support the altitude well. the schedules were not up to date, after more than 45min of waiting someone who was not very pleasant arrived without a word. in short, it was not the visit of the day. then there are no or so few explanations that it is a silent visit.

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November 15, 2021

The walls are very easy to reach by bus 434 (€6.90 return), but also by car (there are only a few parking spaces available, there were still many free). From the car park/bus stop you have to walk about 5 minutes. There are many steps in the walls. You should therefore not be a bit fit :) The view rewards you for the many steps

September 30, 2021

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