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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 of Lisbon

higher point view of old Lisbon. The visit of the castle is very peaceful, you can go wherever you want and appreciate the amazing views. There's two free peacocks paons, pretty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Clovis, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Both my friend and I were pretty disappointed here. It was ok but had we known what it was like we wouldn't have went and surely wouldn't have paid 8.50 Euro...we paid less at the Tower and the monastery and both were better attractions. I have seen better castles in my day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

higher point view of old Lisbon. The visit of the castle is very peaceful, you can go wherever you want and appreciate the amazing views. There's two free peacocks paons, pretty funny

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can walk around the outside of the castle and the grounds, but mainly it's about the view, there is not much in the way of restoration inside. Still, it's pleasant, and a good way to get a little exercise and see wonderful views of Lisbon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Who expects a true castle like Windsor will be deeply disappointed: the castle is really only a series of walls. Visiting involves a steep hike up to the entrance, and lots and lots of clambering on uneven stone stairs. The views are very rewarding, especially of the Baixa area. The area around the castle is full of interesting little shops,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is well worth the effort to climb up to this landmark castle in order to enjoy the experience the wind back the centuries to Lisbon's historic origins and its contribution in establishing Global Trade. Not only are there breathtaking views but a stimulating snapshot of Lisbon's heritage and history. Don't miss the camera obscura offering unique 360 Degree views... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our 4 year old daughter and except for having to carry her (lots of steps and uneven ground), we all really enjoyed the Castelo. Getting tram 28 complimented the experience with a spot of lunch in Alfama afterwards. Not too busy in January, but still a very pleasant and clear day to get the best of the walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great spot to watch the sunset with a glass of wine, which they conveniently have for sale right at the castle. The castle itself is also interesting, you have to do a bit of climbing to get to the top. Enjoyed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a great trip for the day walk up to the castle if your,re fit enough a beautiful view of one of the worlds greatest cities from every parapet breathtaking you must go here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Castelo de S Jorge is just amazing - very well preserved - the history is just in front of your eyes. Spectacular views and plenty of steps to walk and discover different points of view. while inside please go and check guided 360 degree live view of Lisbon presentation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every visitor in Lisbon should definitely go here. Of cause it is a beatiful old fortress but the main reason to go is the amazing view. TIP: Even though it seems like a long climb to reach the castle it's really not if you know this shortcut: The relatively new Elevador Baixa - Castelo - you find the entrance in... More 

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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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