The Moorish Castle: gazing upon Sintra

9,99

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
The Moorish Castle: gazing upon Sintra

9,99

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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.

Waltz in Moorish Castle with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into one of the most iconic landmarks of Sintra. Start your tour from Second Circle of Walls and then continue to find the Islamic Houses, before getting to know Medieval Christian Necropolis, the Primary Wall, and the Old Stables.

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Moorish Castle with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * Ticket/entrance fee to the Moorish Castle is not included.

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

  • 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
  • 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

  • Entrance fee to the Moorish Castle.
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fee to the Moorish Castle.
  • 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, (comfortable shoes)

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

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

Recommended visiting hours

Daily 9:30 AM – 6 PM

Additional admission

Please consider that admission fees for the Moorish Castle  are not included.

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for the Moorish Castle  are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (accessible through our app). No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Please consider that admission fees for the Moorish Castle  are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (accessible through our app). No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • 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
  • 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).

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • 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
  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • 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

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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