Moorish Castle: E-Ticket with Audio Tour

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  • 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: E-Ticket with Audio Tour

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Overview

  • 1h 30min
  • 52 stories
  • 0km distance
  • 16 stops

Your Personal Adventure: Discover the Moorish Castle in Sintra, a 10th-century gem from the era of Muslim rule in Iberia. Receive your e-ticket and explore at your own pace with a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone.

Listen and Admire:
Castle Keep
Royal Tower
Second Circle of Walls

Explore Through Locals’ Eyes: Enjoy original content crafted by professional local authors through the power of storytelling and learn off-the-beaten-path tips and less-known stories!

Extra Tip: The Moorish Castle is known for its well-preserved walls, which offer fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area. Take your time to walk along the walls and appreciate the stunning scenery.

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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 ticket to the Moorish Castle
  • Self-guided audio tour 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

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

2710-405 Sintra, Portugal

Starting point

Second Circle of Walls of Moorish Castle (2710-405 Sintra, Portugal).

Directions to starting point

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

Areas

Second Circle of Walls, Silos, Islamic Houses, Tomb, Interpretation Centre of the History of the Castle, Medieval Christian Necropolis, Primary Wall, Stone Cutting, Old Stables, Cistern, Castle Keep, Arms Square, Door of Betrayal, Royal Tower

Important information

Opening hours

Opening hours for Moorish Castle

Recommended visiting hours

Daily 9:30 AM – 6 PM

Know before you book

  • This is a combination of a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (accessible through our app) and an entry ticket for the Moorish Castle.
  • 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 (100-150 MB).
  • Free and reduced admission tickets can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site.

Know before you go

  • Download the ticket(s) & audio tour while on Wi-Fi 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 and that you bring your earphones.
  • 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
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Make sure that you have  your identity or your passport
  • Due to high temperatures, bring with you sun protection
  • The ideal time to visit the castle is early morning or early evening

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Clio Muse

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

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
Great experience visiting this castle. Beautiful views but you need to be able to climb stairs. Loved it.
Danielle 10/26/2023
Leanne 9/28/2023

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