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Moorish Castle
Conquered in 1147 by Afonso Henriques for the Christians, the Castle was a major victory in the reconquest of Portugal. Today the Castle is in ruins, although it was restored in mid- nineteenth century, and offers spectacular views to its visitors from Ponte 25 de Abril to Arrabida, Cascais to Cabo da Rocha, Peniche and the Berlenga islands.
Moorish Castle: perfectly fits into the natural landscape
From Calçada dos Clérigos, for those with the energy, a stone pathway will lead to ruins of the Moorish Castle. Alternatively, a special bus to the castle will take you there through steep roads with sharp turns.
Moorish Castle and Pena Palace: located on two adjacent peaks
Moorish Castle: the tower of stone
Moorish Castle: actually its ruins and a relatively well-preserved walls

From historic center of Sintra to the Castelo dos Mouros you can go by car (10 min), by bike (30 min) or walking (50 min).


open hours:
between 1.05-15.09: from 9h30 to 19h00 (whole week); between 16.09-30.04: from 10h00 to 17h00 (whole week)
address: Estrada da Pena
phone: +351 219 237 300
www: www.parquesdesintra.pt
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