The Moorish castle is one of the famous tourist attractions of the city and it is also featured on the 5 pound Gibraltar banknotes. The castle is believed to have been built by the Moors in the 9th or 10th century and then the Arab came and they rebuilt the whole structure.
The castle served as an excellent observation port as whole of the coastline is visible from its ramparts, as the castle is situated on the hill at some 450m above the sea level. The castle provides elegant views of the city of Sintra. The view from the castle walls is amazing but the castle walls are narrow, steep and sometimes compromises with security.
The castle has two walled segment with the total perimeter of about 450 meters. Near the entrance stood the Romanesque church of saint peter which was built in the 12th -13th century and some other tombs. The views from the castle are pretty much breathtaking. You can see the whole of the coastline before your eyes, making an awesome natural picturesque. The Moorish Castle considered as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
So, if you are planning for a trip to the Moorish castle, it would be good if you use car hire Spain to hire a car for your journey. Hiring a car will simplify your journey, and you will be left with much time to explore the other amazing places in the city.