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Activities in Sintra

Castelo dos Mouros Tickets

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    Some views and an exceptional place. It is a pity that more is not told about his story.
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Climb the hills of Sintra and visit the Castelo dos Mouros, a beautiful 12th-century Arabian walled fortress, with this admission ticket.

Climb the hills of Sintra and visit the Castelo dos Mouros, a beautiful 12th-century Arabian walled fortress, with this admission ticket.

Castelo dos Mouros Ticket

With this ticket to the Castelo dos Mouros, you'll discover this Arabian fortress in Sintra surrounded by walls. 

The Castelo dos Mouros was part of the defense of Lisbon during the Islamic occupation of the peninsula. After the troops of Alfonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, claimed the territory for the Christians in the 12th century, the Muslims left the fortress and a medieval village was built on its grounds.

After the end of the war between Muslims and Christians in the 15th century, the village and castle were abandoned until the 19th century, when King Ferdinand II decided to restore them. The historical and cultural heritage in this area, including the Castelo dos Mouros, led UNESCO to declare Sintra a World Heritage Site in 1995.

Since the 1970s, archaeological excavations have taken place at the Castelo dos Mouros and its surroundings. These excavations have led to numerous discoveries about the fortress and all the events it has born witness over the centuries. 

By purchasing this ticket, you can visit this incredible site and also enjoy wonderful views of the Sintra mountain range and the neighboring Pena Palace.

Opening hours

The Castelo dos Mouros is open Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm.

Children under 6

Children under 6 years old don't need to pay for the ticket, but you must go to the ticket office at the Castelo dos Mouros to pick up their tickets.

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Adults Seniors over 65 Children from 6 to 17
Admission ticket
US$ 7.90
US$ 6.40
US$ 6.40

Admission ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 7.90
  • Seniors over 65

    US$ 6.40
  • Children from 6 to 17

    US$ 6.40

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Admission ticket to the Castelo dos Mouros

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


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Not permitted.

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Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.

Meeting point

Castelo dos Mouros

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