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Conquering the Castle

A Conquista Do Castelo Dos Mouros PSML Luis Duarte Final


Moorish Castle


02/06/2024 - 3.00 pm




Families with children > 6 years old

School Years

From 3rd year to 6th year

Meeting Point

Ticket Office (Calçada da Pena)

A mysterious wall rises high up in the Sintra hills. It is the Moorish Castle, with more than 1000 years of history waiting to be discovered!

Moors and Christians have passed through here, but also more ancient peoples. How was a wall built on top of the mountains? What role did it play? What traces of the past have come down to us? In teams, participants will be challenged along the way, looking for clues and solving puzzles that tell the story of the place. At the end, your knowledge will be tested and whoever knows the most will be awarded the key to the castle!


The route is accessible with certain constraints, such as slopes and uneven ground. It is possible to book the Swisstrack traction device for wheelchairs.

Price list

Adult (18-64 year old)
10 €
Youth (6-17 year old)
10 €
Senior (>65 years old)
10 €

Child (<6 years old)

Price list for schools

School group ticket (1 to 15 students)
75 €
Extra participant (maximum of 5 per group)
5 €

Each group ticket (1 to 15 students) includes the free participation of 2 teachers.

Up to a maximum of 20 students per group.

School visits are scheduled in advance via contact [email protected] or +351 21 923 73 00.

Telephone support for schools is provided exclusively on working days.

Additional Information

Available languages: Portuguese

Available languages: Portuguese and English


The presence of at least 1 responsible adult is required.


Subject to cancellation due to adverse weather conditions.


Please note that access to this monument is not authorized to private vehicles. We recommended the use of the pedestrian trails available or public transportation. You can park your car in the historic center of Sintra or the peripheral car parks available.

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