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“Interesting fort with magnificent view”

Castelo de S. Jorge
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Lisbon Private Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #20 of 422 things to do in Lisbon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Interesting fort with magnificent view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

The ancestry of this old historic fortified citadel can be traced back to around the 11th century. The structure is a lovely way to spend a few hours walking around. The view over Lisbon is one of the best in town and should aptly be described as magnificent.

Visited August 2013
Thank Stefan J
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“Great Views, Not Exactly a Castle...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

I wouldn't call it a castle since all is left from the castle is the layout of it. The walk up is a bit tricky because the building "disappears" from your view depending on the street you're in but getting lost and finding little stores selling souvenirs is part of the charm I guess. Once you get there, there's a small museum with pretty much nothing in it and some walls still standing up but you're gonna need a lot of imagination to get an idea of how the castle must have looked like. At least you know it was big since it occupies a really big area. You can go up some stairs and walk around to one of the towers but it's a bit dangerous and the steps are very steep. You can also see what's left of some houses built just outside of the walls of the castle (cross the bridge to the main entrance and go to your right, follow the signs)

Look around for what seems to be the official pet of the castle, a peacock walking around freely with its babies :)

Visited June 2014
Thank M P
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Cobourg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

This is a worth while attraction to visit. The cost was €7.50 each for an adult. The walk to it is very enjoyable all in the old part of Lisbon, many shops on the way, most with a lot of the same souvenirs. Many little restaurants to stop for a drink or a bite. The view from the top is amazing, you can see all of Lisbons roof tops and water, beautiful! We spent about an hour and half here. There is also a small cafe inside the castle walls with limited items and drinks.

Visited June 2014
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“Terrific in the late afternoon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to visit in the late afternoon when the water of the Tagus sparkles in the sunlight and you can enjoy panoramic views of the city. Enjoy a hike up through the narrow cobbled streets of take the 737 bus from the central square at Rossio. There is so much to see as you wander along the walls, visit the archaeological site or museum. If you have a Lisbon card, you get discounted entry. When you have finished your exploration of the Castle, find the artisan Icecream store around the corner and enjoy! Best Gelato in Lisbon!

Visited June 2014
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“Nice day out but lacking in some areas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We spent half a day walking around and looking at the castle. The walk to it was very nice and the area surrounding it is lovely. It's €7.50 each for entry which isn't too bad. The views of the city from the top are worth it on its own. The castle and ruins are good and nice to walk around. There is a museum and a cafe. We found a lack of information about the place. At castles around England there's always plaques and information on the walls as you are walking around telling you about the place and it's history. There were none here. In the museum were some information boards but they didn't really go into any detail apart from saying what each item was. That is a disappointment but I certainly wouldn't say don't visit as it is a nice place and worth half a day.

Visited June 2014
Thank Mr_MrsBeckett
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