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Moorish Castle Entry Tickets with Optional Digital Audio Guide

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  • Get tickets to the ancient Moorish Castle nestled on a hilltop and uncover treasures from a bygone era!
  • Discover an ancient fortress hidden deep in the jungle and dive into centuries of history.
  • Learn about the Castle and its Moorish origins; upgrade your tickets to include a digital audio guide in English.
  • Treat your eyes to panoramic views of the unique landscape featuring hills, Sintra, and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Comfortable shoes are a must! You will find lots of stairs and steep steps inside, as you head to the top.

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  • Entry to Moorish Castle
  • Digital audio guide in English (optional)
  • Offline content: text, audio narration, & maps (optional)

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  • Guide
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tip: Comfortable shoes are a must! You will find lots of stairs and steep steps inside, as you head to the top. You need to be a little bit fit to conquer this castle!
  • Stay Hydrated: Take water with you because you can get thirsty after the many steps. During the summer, it can get very sunny
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Reserved Parking Space.
  • Manual wheelchair chassis are available on reservation
  • Visitors must follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines such as wearing face masks at all times (signposts available at the venue).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Moorish Castle + Monserrate Palace & Park Tickets

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  • With this cost-saving combo, gain entry to 2 iconic UNESCO world heritage palaces in Sintra: Moorish Castle and Monserrate Palace & Park.
  • Learn about the history of the Moorish castle and how the Moors took over the Iberian Peninsula as you enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Learn about the Moorish origins and delve into the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula by the Moors on this self-guided tour.
  • At Monserrate Palace, admire the Moorish and Indian architectural influences, including plasterwork, colorful tiles, and elaborate ceilings.
  • The palace boasts innovative engineering features for its time, including an early example of cast-iron construction.

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Moorish Castle

  • Entry to Moorish Castle

Monserrate Palace

  • Entry to Monserrate Palace & Park

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  • Tip: Don't forget to climb the castle's towers to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

Monserrate Palace

  • Tip: The Palace gardens provide an excellent spot for a picnic. Consider bringing snacks or a light meal to enjoy amidst the picturesque surroundings.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Moorish Castle + Quinta da Regaleira Skip-the-Line Tickets

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  • With this combo package, take advantage of visiting the Moorish Castle and Quinta da Regaleira at reduced rates and save big on this historical trip.
  • As you tour the Moorish Castle ruins, with skip-the-line tickets, go back in time to the Bronze, Iron, and Neolithic eras.
  • Explore the stunning nature of the surrounding areas, like Sintra, the hills, the Atlantic Ocean, etc., to find Moorish treasures.
  • Learn about Quinta da Regaleira's history, geography, people, and more with the help of a comprehensive multilingual audio tour and hassle-free entry with skip-the-line tickets.
  • To round up your experience, visit Quinta da Regaleira's aquarium, abundance fountain, greenhouse, and its lush gardens with hidden grottos.

Inclusions

Moorish Castle

  • Skip-the-line entry

Quinta da Regaleira

  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Multilingual audio guide

Exclusions

  • Live guide

Moorish Castle

  • Tip: This castle has 450 meters of fortress, strategically positioned and five towers, being one of them some high that you would have to climb 500 steps to reach the top. Choose your footwear wisely.
  • Wheelchair access is available to parking spots and the castle.

Quinta da Regaleira

  • Tip: Visitors are encouraged to explore the Quinta da Regaleira at their own pace. However, it is advised to follow the designated path to avoid getting lost in the garden's labyrinth.
  • As there is no WiFi at the venue, make sure to download the ticket and the audio tour in advance.
  • Please note that the app is not compatible with Windows phones.
  • Note that the following are not allowed: suitcases, trolleys, large backpacks, pets except for guide dogs and service animals, tripods, drones, and flash photography.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Visit Moorish Castle in Sintra | Book Moorish Castle Tickets 

If you are a fairytale romantic and want to fufil your fantastical dreams, Sintra is the place to be! From mythical castles to charming gardens, the quaint town of Sintra is a must-visit for a tranquil escapade. The Moorish Castle in Sintra is one such attraction that takes you back in time to the medieval era with its stoned facade and glorious history that guards its towers. 

Visit the Moorish Castle and learn how the ancient structure passed through the age of the Vikings, got influenced by the Romantic era and finally became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in these post-modern times. Book your Moorish Castle tickets and experience the majestic views that the parapet walk to the castle offers and delve into the rich history of the imposing structure. Keep reading to know more about Moorish Castle, tickets, highlights and more.

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What is the Best Way To Book Moorish Castle Tickets? Book Online

Moorish Castle is one of the major tourist attractions if you plan to visit Sintra, and it can become an ordeal to get your hands on the tickets without prior arrangements. Book your tickets online in advance and enjoy a hassle-free experience of exploring the ancient ruins of the castle. 

  • Convenience: Take in the beauty of nature and ancient ruins at the Moorish castle as you leave behind the hassle of long queues with the fast-track tickets that make your experience easier and more fun.
  • Advance Reservations: With the online ticket purchasing process, you can secure your trip easily by booking your tickets and tour slots beforehand.
  • Great Discounts: Experience what the medieval structure of the Moorish Castle has to offer at interestingly low prices, as online booking gives you great discounts.

Moorish Castle Sintra Highlights

Nestled on top of a hilltop, Moorish Castle Sintra has a lot to offer in terms of history and architecture. Here are the top highlights that will make your exploration easier.

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Second Ring of Walls

After the Moorish Castle was seized by Afonso Henriques, the Portugal king attributed the defence of the castle to the Knights Templar. The conquest led to the restructuring of the place that had existed for ages and built the second line of walls to protect the animals and harvest. 

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Silos

Learn how the people of the castle stored their cereal and leguminous crops in the crater-like pits, a practice long been followed since the pre-historic era. Get to know more about how this technique for storing food grains has been described in various Arabic treatises.  

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Islamic Neighbourhood

Delve into the history of the castle being a historical Muslim neighbourhood, as various artefacts like fragments of pottery and ceramic recipients have been excavated at the site. Look around to find traces of an Islamic inhabitance in the ruins of home and instruments.

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Tomb

Due to the reconstruction of the castle on the orders commissioned by Ferdinand II, the Christian burial grounds were damaged, which resulted in building of the tomb to house the bones found, which is carved with a lunar crescent and a cross both.

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Church of São Pedro de Canaferrim

Following the conquest of the Moors, the Church of São Pedro de Canaferrim was built as the first parish church of Sintra. Built out of granite stone masonry, the apse displays Gothic paintings dating back to the 15th century.

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Christian Medieval Necropolis

Before the conquest by Afonso Henriques, the place was a Muslim neighbourhood back in the 10th century, but after the arrival of the Portugal king, the site was converted into a Christian medieval necropolis, the one we can see today.

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Former Stables

Find out what the compartments adjoining the eastern section of the wall were used for, as they are believed to have been used as stables, and later as as spaces for raising and housing domestic animals. Poke around for traces of Islamic inhabitance too, as the ruins tell interesting tales.

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Cistern

The Moorish Castle Cistern represents a considerable strategic advantage for the people who wanted to take refuge during a siege within the castle walls, as the construction allowed for a constant water supply throughout the hideout as well.

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Arms Square

The broad open area known as the Arms Square is the place where the castle provided for gatherings of the military garrison. However, after the restructuring in the 19th century, this site was transformed into a place of rest and contemplation.

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Door of Betrayal

Located in the most unused and uneven part of the castle, the Door of Betrayal allowed for discreet access to the exterior of the castle in the event of fleeing the gates and could be used by the enemy as access to the interiors as well.

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Castle Keep

Part of the castle’s Keep Tower, the small stronghold served as the residence of the local authorities. Built at one of the highest points of the castle, it was a strategic and fortified centre for the day-to-day workings of the kingdom.

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Royal Tower

As the name suggests, this spot served as the leisure place for Ferdinand II and his artistic pursuits. With the Palace of Pena forming the backdrop of the area, the King-Artist would come here for artistic inspiration.  

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  • Visitors are expected to behave appropriately at the Moorish Castle Sintra, and must not make noise, shout, run or use offensive language.
  • Wearing comfortable and appropriate attire is recommended while visiting the castle.
  • No one is permitted to touch or poke around as the ancient artefacts are protected as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
  • Young children must be kept under supervision of the adults they are visiting with. 
  • Visitors must follow the rules mentioned on the signboards at various locations of the castle.
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  • National Palace of Pena and Park: Admire the architectural marvel of the National Palace of Pena and Park built in the Romantic style of the 19th century. Reach the second-highest vantage point on the Sintra Hills and get a glimpse of a ravishing view of the natural landscape stretching beneath the palace.
  • National Palace of Sintra: Explore the National Palace of Sintra, popularly known as The Town Palace, built in the middle ages by the Portugal monarchy. Discover the rich history and tales of the ancient royalty in the intricate design of the palace rooms and artefacts, dating back thousands of years.
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  • Carry lots of water with you and stay hydrated as the castle requires walking around to explore the place, and it can get hot during summer days.
  • It is recommended that you visit the Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park on weekdays, as holidays and weekends are the peak rush days that have the highest visitor influx.
  • You should wear comfortable shoes and clothes to Moorish Castle Sintra as it involves walking around using the ancient, rocky pathways.
  • The castle is accessible to visitors with disabilities through paths build for this purpose and special lifting equipment to access the higher areas of the castle. Visitors might even request for wheelchair and accessibility equipment by informing the authorities of the visit beforehand. 

Beyond Moorish Castle

Alcobaça Monastery
Batalha Monastery
Pena Palace

Frequently Asked Questions About Moorish Castle Sintra Tickets

Q. Can I buy Moorish Castle tickets online?

A. Yes, you can buy Moorish Castle tickets online.

Q. What is the best way to buy Moorish Castle tickets?

A. The best way to purchase Moorish Castle tickets is to book them online. This way you get great offers and can also reserve slots well in advance.

Q. Can I pre-book Moorish Castle tickets?

A. Yes, you can book any date of your choice in advance, if you book your Moorish Castle tickets online.

Q. What is the Moorish Castle Sintra?

A. Moorish Castle is a medieval castle in the quaint town of Sintra, which is built atop a hill and overlooks a lush green forest and the Atlantic Ocean.

Q. Where is Moorish Castle located?

A. The address of Moorish Castle is 2710-405 Sintra, Portugal.

Q. What are the timings of Moorish Castle Sintra?

A. The Moorish Castle is open to visitors every day from 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM.

Q. What is there to see at the Moorish Castle?

A. As Moorish Castle is a historic attraction that has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its ancient architecture and artefacts is a popular attraction, with breathtaking views from the hilltop on which it is located.

Q. When is the best time to visit Moorish Castle Sintra?

A. The best time to visit Moorish Castle Sintra is morning and evening, as the peak visiting hours are early afternoon, from 12 PM - 2 PM. This way you can avoid long queues and heavy crowds.

Q. How long does it take to explore Moorish Castle Sintra?

A. It can take you anywhere between 60 to 90 minutes to go around exploring the castle as it is quite an extensive place to visit.