Sintra: Castle of the Moors Fast Track Ticket

Overview

Towering 412 meters above sea level, the 10th century Castle of the Moors is a breathtaking feat of medieval military engineering. This Moorish hilltop citadel is a classified National Monument and part of Sintra’s UNESCO-listed Cultural Landscape.

The castle’s dizzying ramparts traverse rocky ridges and enormous boulders, surrounded by verdant forest. For magical views, hike up via the partly off-road Rua Marechal Saldanha route through quiet woodlands – a rewarding 2 km trail.

From the ramparts, the vistas over Sintra’s palace-dotted hills to the glittering Atlantic are phenomenal. Gaze across the town’s hilltop palaces like Pena, down to the old town hall, and beyond to the extensive northern plains.

Highlights

  • 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

Included/Excluded

  • Castle of the Moors Fast Track Ticket
  • Transportation to the castle

Tour Plan

What to expect

From the ramparts, the vistas over Sintra's palace-dotted hills to the glittering Atlantic are phenomenal. Gaze across the town's hilltop palaces like Pena, down to the old town hall, and beyond to the extensive northern plains.

Let your imagination soar at this ancient stronghold, appreciating the natural and manmade landscapes from its strategic clifftop perch. The rugged beauty and rich history of the Castle of the Moors makes it one of Sintra's most inspiring sights.

Meeting Point

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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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy

This activity is non-refundable

Additional Info

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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