Moorish Castle: Skip-The-Line e-ticket with Audio Tour

From: 18,00 per person

  • Entrance e-ticket
    Use your phone or print the voucher
  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Moorish Castle: Skip-The-Line e-ticket with Audio Tour

From: 18,00 per person

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Overview

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

The Moorish Castle is one of the most stunning constructions of Sintra. It was founded in the 10th century AD, at a time when Muslims occupied the Iberian Peninsula. Sitting on one of the highest peaks of the village, the famous walls, the rocks, and the greenery make for the most beautiful view of the mountain and the Atlantic sea.

Experience the Moorish Castle at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. 

Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the glory of one of Sintra’s main attractions, the magnificent Moorish Castle.

Put on your headphones and discover the breathtaking Castle Keep,  the Royal Tower, the Second Circle of Walls, and the Castle’s breathtaking treasures through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes for this spectacular attraction of Sintra. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit.

This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into one of Sintra’s main and most well-known attractions, the Moorish Castle and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Preview

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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
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Self-guided audio tour in English 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, (comfortable shoes)
  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

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.

Finishing point

The tour ends at the Santa Louisa Viewpoint (Largo Santa Luzia, 1100-487 Lisboa, Portugal), directly in front of the Miradouro de Santa Luzia bus station (1100-411 Lisbon, Portugal).

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 smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation.
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB
  • Free and reduced admission tickets do not have to skip the line privileges and 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!

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