Sintra Palace to Moorish Castle to Pena Palace Loop

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Sintra Palace to Moorish Castle to Pena Palace Loop is a 9.7 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: 9.7 km Elevation Gain: 446 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

walking

partially paved

views

no shade

city walk

historic site

hiking
1 month 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.

9 months ago

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
10 months ago

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
Sunday, June 03, 2018

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

hiking
Wednesday, April 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.

hiking
2 months ago

recorded Pena Longa grounds

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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