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Between the Dead and the Living - Archaeology at the Moorish Castle

11 CM Muralhas


Moorish Castle


By appointment





Meeting Point

Ticket Office of the Moorish Castle


+351 21 923 73 00

The visit ‘Between the Dead and the Living – Archaeology at the Moorish Castle’ will unveil traces of the lives and deaths of the successive populations who lived on the hill where the Moorish Castle is located. Guided by the archaeologist who led the recent excavations, which have given us a more in-depth understanding of the monument’s history, the visit will explore the challenges arising during the excavations, the exciting discoveries made, the surprises that occurred and the new information we now know about the castle.


Route with accessibility restrictions, uneven surfaces. Comfortable footwear suitable for walking recommended.

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Adult/Senior (>18 years old)
30 €
Junior (6-17 years old)
10 €
Per family (2 adults + 2 juniors)
70 €


You can make your experience even more memorable with a picnic. Reservations via e-mail ([email protected] ) 72 hours in advance.


  • Menu: Pork loin, cheese and lettuce sandwich; rustic bread with chorizo; quiche; savouries; cake or muffin; salad; french fries; queijadas de Sintra (traditional cheesecakes); fruit; water; juice; tea or coffee
  • Price 2 people: 38 €
  • Family price (2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years old): 52 €


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