Moorish Castle & Quinta da Regaleira: E-Tickets with Audio Tours & Sintra Audio City Tour

Moorish Castle & Quinta da Regaleira: E-Tickets with Audio Tours & Sintra Audio City Tour

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From $ 56.15$ 37,44 per person

  • Entrance e-ticket
    Use your phone or print the voucher
  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English, Deutsch, Español, Français
    For both audio and stories included
Moorish Castle & Quinta da Regaleira: E-Tickets with Audio Tours & Sintra Audio City Tour

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Overview

  • 5 hours
  • 178 stories
  • 3.37km distance
  • 50 stops

Experience the Moorish Castle and the Quinta da Regaleira, at your own pace with two e-tickets and two audio tours, and a fascinating self-guided walking audio tour of the city of Sintra on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to to experience the grandeur of Sintra, from the city’s unique mysteries and stories to its dazzling Castle and Palaces.

Put on your headphones and discover the Castle Keep, the Royal Tower and the Aquarium through the power of storytelling and historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the past. It is also your chance to explore Sintra with a self-guided city walking tour on your phone and immerse yourself in the beauty of its stories. The content of the tours is the result of in-depth research, distilled into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit.

This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the enchanting scenery and cultural richness of Sintra, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

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Directions

The second circle of walls can be found near the primary entrance of the castle. Instead of going straight to the ticket machines, you can access the gardens and the adjacent areas for free. You only have to show your ticket once you enter the actual castle. To find these walls, follow the marked trail to Casa da Guarda, which is indicated multiple times with wooden signs. Once you get there, with the Casa da Guarda on your left, you can see the extensive circle of walls.

Mafalda Ferreira

Mafalda is a Languages, Literature and Culture student from Sintra, Lisbon. Growing up around such extraordinary nature sure makes for some stories. From learning to now sharing, she gathered Sintra’s views, tips and stories to share with the world.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Adult entry e-ticket for the Moorish Castle and the Quinta da Regaleira
  • 3 Self-guided audio tours  on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

For outdoor venues: comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen
  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

2710-405 Sintra, Portugal

Starting point

There is no meeting point.

Moorish Castle: The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the Second Circle of Walls of Moorish Castle (2710-405 Sintra, Portugal). 

Quinta da Regaleira: The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of the  Quinta da Regaleira (R. Barbosa du Bocage 5, 2710-567 Sintra).

Sintra City Tour: The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the Volta do Duche.

Directions to starting point

Moorish Castle: The best way to visit the Moorish Castle is through public transportation. Catch the line of the Sintra train (stops include Oriente, Entrecampos, Sete Rios, Rossio in Lisbon). Once you get to the Sintra train station there are many bus stops near it. The bus that takes you to the Moorish Castle is the 434. You can pay for the single ticket (3,95€) or buy the 24hour ticket which allows you to ride on all the buses for the day (11 €), whenever you like.

Quinta da Regaleira: The best way to visit the Quinta da Regaleira is through reaching the Hotel Lawrences bus stop (2710-550 Sintra, Portugal). The Castle is a 5 min walk (400 meters) towards the Castle.

Sintra City Tour: The easiest way to get there is by reaching the Largo C.M.Sintra bus stop (2710-631 Sintra, Portugal) and you’ll be at the right place to start the tour.

Areas

Tour: The Moorish Castle: gazing upon Sintra

Silos 

Medieval Christian Necropolis 

Primary Wall

 

Tour: Quinta da Regaleira: Masonry, Mythology & Secret Passages

Virgin’s Grotto

Unfinished Well

Orient’s Grotto

 

Tour: Sintra city tour: a Romantic’s dream

National Palace of Sintra

Clock Tower and Old Jail

Church of São Martinho

Important information

Opening hours

Opening hours for Moorish Castle

Opening hours for Quinta de Regaleira

Recommended visiting hours

  • Moorish Castle:

Open from 09:00 to 18:30. Last entry at 18:00

  • Quinta da Regaleira:

January–March: 10:00am–6:30pm (last entry at 5:30pm)

April–September: 10:00am–7:30pm (last entry at 5:30pm)

Oct-Dec: 10:am – 6:30 pm ( last entry at 5:30)

  • Sintra city tour:

This is a city tour, therefore, it is always available. It is recommended to take the tour before sunset.

Know before you book

  • This is a combination of three downloadable self-guided audio tours for your smartphone (accessible through our app) and two entry tickets for the Moorish Castle and the Quinta da Regaleira
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • The course of the visit may be modified and special restrictions may be imposed. The visitors must always adhere to the guidelines of the site. 
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant.
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS (version 15.0 and later) smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 6/6 Plus or older, iPod Touch 6th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Air 1st generation, iPad Mini 3rd generation or older.
  • You will need storage space on your phone (200-300MB)
  • Free and reduced admission tickets can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site. 
  • The Quinta da Regaleira and the Moorish Castle are partly wheelchair accessible
  • Sintra’s city tour is wheelchair accessible, but please note that some points of interest might not be easily reachable for people with mobility issues.

Know before you go

  • Download the ticket(s) & audio tour while on WiFi prior to your visit. Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s).
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • During the hot summer months, it is highly recommended to wear a hut and use sunscreen
  • Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes 
  • The ideal time to visit the castles is early morning or early evening

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Ana Santos

Leonor Machado

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

Reviews

Really good....I tried to come in Summer & do Pena and Castle 🏰 but ran out time. I have come back out of season and best decision I made. I got around the Castle with minimal crowds so I could take beautiful photos. The Castle is a hike you will need to have stamina to do it all but totally worth it ( out of season)
GetYourGuide traveler 1/26/2024
Leider war die genaue Wegbeschreibung manchmal nicht gut verständlich bzw verwirrend
Hermann 1/06/2024
The Moorish castle was amazing and our favourite thing to see in Sintra. The Quinta was also lovely - the grounds are beautiful.
Cheryl 11/10/2023
Spectacular place. We did not take advantage of the audio part, but we thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
Frank 10/14/2023

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