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Sintra Moorish Castle, Lisbon, Portugal

 
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Distance from city center: 13.9mi
zsoldicsa's pictureby zsoldicsa Outdoors Activities travel tip
added on the 23rd of September, 2010
Sintra is located a few miles to the west from Lisbon. It is a beautiful place with a rich history. The most notable aspect of the small village is its castle, high up the mountain, built by the Moors after the 8th century.

Sintra also served as a getaway for the royal families, that is why a Royal Palace can be also be found in the village We had to climb up the mountainside to get to the top and enter the castle and it was so good to be in the fresh air and in the forest, away from the noisy city. There is a small entrance fee to the castle but the view and the whole (still a bit Moorish) surrounding is worth it.

Address:
Estr. da Pena, 2710 Sintra, Portugal

Price:
€ 3.50

Opening Hours:
Daily from 9:30 to 18:00

 
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