What to see in Sintra
Restored to its original state in the 19th century by King Ferdinand II, the castle underwent a transformation quite similar to what you will now find in the gardens of Pena Palace. Antiquated and enchanting in every way, this popular attraction in Sintra manages to retain the charm of a very ancient period with dense green forest surrounding the crumbling battlements below.
Sitting on a prominent perch high above the town, the Castle of the Moors is also home to the most magnificent views of the Sintra Region, and with such an elegant backdrop, the ruins are a heavenly sight for photographers in particular. Although the castle is easily accessed and just 200 meters from the entrance of Pena Palace, it must be known that while the short distance from town (3.5 km) can appear as a moderate task, for the route encompasses a steep climb into the Serra de Sintra. Yes, some visitors are surprised to find the ruinous nature of this castle at the end of a steep climb but make no mistake; it’s all part of the experience.