Moorish Castle

Designation Value
Hop on hop off all Buses 24 hours € 11,50


The Moorish Castle, probably founded by Muslims, dates back to the 9th century, to the period of Islamic rule and the conquests of Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal. Curiously no battle was ever fought here, since its function was not to defend the town of Sintra, but to watch over Lisbon and its surroundings.