About Moorish Castle

Located on the hilltops of the Serra de Sintra, the Moorish Castle is a majestic fortress on the outskirts of Lisbon, and dates back to the 10th century. Known for its structure, which is something straight out of fairytales, the Moorish Castle has an architecture which was influenced by the Romantic and Vikings era, and also has elements which took inspirations from the Islamic habitations that surrounded it.The castle was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1995, and boasts of a rich and vibrant history that one can witness in the walls of this fortification. There are several structures located within the premises of the Moorish Castle, from the age-old silos and tombs, to the cistern, the former stables as well as the royal tower, among others, all of which have different experiences to offer to those who visit the castle. With its spectacular location, the castle is also surrounded by dense forests, while the base of the hills blends into the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Location:

The Moorish Castle is located at:2710-405 Sintra, Portugal

  • Opening Hours:
  • The Moorish Castle opening hours are between 09:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m. all through the week. However, the last entry here is at 06:00 p.m. It is also important to note that the peak visiting time here is between 12:00 p.m. to 02:00 p.m.


Is Moorish Castle worth visiting?

    Yes, the Moorish Castle is a place worth visiting. In addition to having a structure that is sure to fulfil your Fairytale dreams, the castle is also one place that will transport you back into the medieval era, owing to its rich history and the magnificent stone façade, among other features. The castle was built in the era of the Vikings, with an influence of the Romantic era, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, all of which makes it one of the best places to visit in Sintra.

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