General Admission: 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM (April to September), 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (October to March)
Last Admission: 1 hour before closing
Closed: 25th December and 1st January
Peak Season: June - September
Low Season: October - March
The opening hours of the Moorish Castle in Sintra may vary depending on the season. During the spring and summer months between April to September, the castle opens at 9:30 AM and closes at 8:00 PM. In autumn and winter (October to March), the timings change to 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The last entry is 1 hour before closing.
The Moorish Castle is usually open every day of the week, around the year, except on 25th December and 1st January.
No, the Moorish Castle is opening throughout the day between 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM or 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Last admission is one hour before closing at Moorish Castle.
The Moorish Castle is closed on 25th December and 1st January.
It is generally recommended to allocate at least 1 to 2 hours for exploring the castle, appreciating its architecture, and enjoying the panoramic views it offers. This timeframe allows for a fulfilling visit without feeling rushed, but you can spend more time if you wish to delve deeper into its history or simply savour the captivating atmosphere.
Weekdays usually have fewer crowds compared to weekends, offering a more tranquil experience. Additionally, visiting during the low season (autumn and winter months, excluding holidays) can provide a quieter and more intimate visit. However, if you enjoy a livelier atmosphere and events, or wish to take advantage of pleasant weather, the peak season (June to early September) may be more suitable.
Yes, the Moorish Castle is open on public holidays except the 25th of December and the 1st of January.
The Moorish Castle is usually crowded on public holidays. If you’re looking for a lively atmosphere, you can plan your visit on a public holiday.