Castelo dos Mouros
- S of Sintra
- 219 107 970
- adult/under 5yr/concession €5/free/3
- 9.30am-8pm May–mid-Sep, 10am-6pm mid-Sep–Apr, last admission 1hr before closing
Lonely Planet review for Castelo dos Mouros
Soaring 412m above sea level, this mist-enshrouded ruined castle is a Great Wall of China in miniature. Like a dragon’s backbone, this 9th-century Moorish castle’s dizzying ramparts wriggle across the mountain ridges and past moss-clad boulders the size of small buses. When the clouds peel away, the vistas over Sintra’s palace-dotted hill and dale to the glittering Atlantic are – like the climb – breathtaking.