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Castelo de S. Jorge

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
As featured in 3 Days in Lisbon and 3 other guides
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Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 21 880 0620
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Open 7 days a week, Castelo de S. Jorge is now a place where you can enjoy...

Open 7 days a week, Castelo de S. Jorge is now a place where you can enjoy our heritage, get to know a little about Lisboa’s History at the Permanent Exhibition, explore the traces of the Moorish neighbourhood dating back from the 11th century at the Archaeological Site, discover yet unseen sights over the city on the Camera Obscura, stroll across the gardens and the belvederes, take a break at the Cafe do Castelo, participate of the guided tours or other didactical activities, or simply be enchanted by music, theatre, dancing and the talk shops on heritage that liven up your days at this remarkable Monument in Lisboa.

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beautiful view

It is a nice stop stop as you go thru the streets, twists and turns of Lisbon. The view from the castle is beautiful, but the castle itself is only OK.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing exciting ...just what you expect going to a castle. Views of the city were the best though Not good if you don't like heights lol

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Hornell, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a nice stop stop as you go thru the streets, twists and turns of Lisbon. The view from the castle is beautiful, but the castle itself is only OK.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is arguably the highest point in Lisbon and so worth the 15-20 minute trek up from the beach area. Views for days, the museum inside is phenomenal and so well thought out. The peacocks were a nice surprise and the sunset just ends the day beautifully.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We drove from the other side of Portugal to visit it was well worth it with splendid views of the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our visit. You can experience the best view of the city and the sea. It can be crowded sometimes but the castle is so huge that it does not bother you. There are some places to eat and enjoy your drinks. You will find enough toilets so you do not have to worry about that. There is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Still a fairly "authentic" castle with walls etc (although restored) giving lovely views over the city. A touch lacking in details of the historical side to it all - who were the Portuguese monarchs etc - a display gives a run though of its overall history - since the Moors, but its more archeological than about not its place in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a very beautiful place to visit in Lisbon. The castle and its area is surrounded by majestic houses and great street musicians who make the environment even more inviting. It's a must see when you're in Lisbon. The only thing I didnt like is that it closes at 18:00 and they are pretty stict about it. So no... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the castelo as it was made out to be an amazing place but for me, other than a long steep walk to get there, there wasn't much to see when you got there. Was made to sound like it was actually a castle but instead was ruins of a castle. Don't let me put you off though. Just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit! Great view to a beautiful city. Thank you Portugal! Will go back again. Lisbon is a beautiful place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great castle with lots of walks to do, you can see all the layers of history they uncovered. Romans, Saracens etc. Go to the 'Dark Room' or 'camera obscura', long lines but great (ask straight away what language next group, only 1 language per group, english, spanish, portuguese.

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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