Sintra Palace, Castle of the Moors and Pena Palace Loop

MODERATE 39 reviews

Sintra Palace, Castle of the Moors and Pena Palace Loop is a 10.9 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 10.9 km Elevation Gain: 478 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

walking

partially paved

views

no shade

city walk

historic site

This walk takes you to the beautiful historical sites of Sintra Palace, that is the best-preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal, the Castelo dos Mouros, which was established during the 9th century and the Pena Palace with its 19th century Romanticism style of architecture and stunning vistas.

Не смогли пройти путь, тк спустя 500 метров после кинта де ригалейра и поворота на тропу выяснилось, что идём не той дорогой, а предлагаемая является частной территорией. Очень расстроились, тк ехали компанией и хотели пройти проверенный путь.

hiking
3 months ago

I went counter clockwise from the trailhead following the paved road. Then there was a small dirt path with hiking sign to left but it only lasted about 150m and the trail covered with bush that I didn't want to whack. I followed some roads again see if I can cut into any of the trails but no success as most areas are gated as "privido". So I just wanted to get to Castelo dos Mouros and Palace of Pena. I went into Vila Sassetti entrance. Once you pass the cobble stoned path there is a sign that you can hike up to the castle and palace but again bush- whacking but doable and I ended up arribing at the bottom of the wall of castle! Some parts very steep dirt but not too dangerous. It was very windy up top but gorgeous view of Sintra and multiple castles. Once you are done with the Castelo Googlemap Palace of Pena which is only 32mins away. €14 for the palace and it's garden.

Lovely day in Sintra. Many of paths on all trails do not seem to exist in Sintra. Enjoyed walking and exploring the sites.

hiking
8 months ago

Since these trails contain historic buildings and structures, there are many options to reach the top. You can, as others have noted, take transportation, tuk tuk, taxi, bus, or walk up cobblestoned streets. I recommend from the Sintra Palace, you go around to the back side of the “hill”, up a country road for about a half a mile and enter a series of scenic switchbacks until you reach the castle and the palaces. You can, veer off the main trail and hike more classic dirt trail(s). Just remember, as long as you are going up in elevation, you will reach one or all of the destinations. But as noted, each palace, castle charges you to enter and there can be a wait after you have hauled yourself up the hill. The Moorish Castle was a bit of a disappointment inside, but the views are spectacular and on a clear day, you can see the ocean and Lisbon at the same time. I will post some pics of the trail side of the hike. I recommend coming back the same way you arrived, as any experienced hiker knows, there’s something you always miss on the first leg of a journey.

Wed Sep 26 2018

As noted before...hike up to Moor’s castle is really a cobblestone road walk. Ditto for walk to ‘Palace’. Horrible signage makes it easy to miss delightful wooded walk back down.

hiking
Sat Sep 08 2018

Have to buy a ticket for the moors castle 8 eur, ticket includes a map of the trail/walk. Very green/lush and lovely city panoramas.

walking
Sun Jun 03 2018

Not really a "hike"; more of a steep walk along paved walkways, but good exercise nonetheless.

hiking
Wed Apr 18 2018

Great Hike, we met group of German hikers with handbook map that helped us to reach to the castle, no too many marked post. Awesome views.

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