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Castelo de S. Jorge

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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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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Great viewpoint not much signage

Visited here with family including my nine-year-old son. It's a great viewpoint and nice to wander around the walls. There isn't a lot of signage to explain what was going on and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right in the middle of Lisbon and high up, this is a real castle, Turrets to climb, castillations to walk along and terrific views of the city below. Downstairs a great exhibition and history lesson. Tip....take a taxi up and then walk down. It's a lot easier on the legs. A must do in Lisbon

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite the castle towering over the city, walking up to it isn't as hard as we expected, although this would be tougher in the height of summer. Entrance was a reasonable 8.5Euros, and we spent a few hours wandering around the Castle until we left sirectly for the airport - could definitely have spent longer in there.

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Thank SamK523
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Difficult to find a way in, if you start from wrong side as we did, but following the steep cobbled streets from the South takes you to main gates. The €8.50 Gate ticket gets you access to the entire Castle grounds, battlements, towers and a museum. Great views over the whole of Lisbon and the many bridges of the river.... More 

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Thank Matthew J
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in one the seven hills of Lisbon, offers you a charming environment of this castle, conquered to moors by the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henrique, in the XII century, though was rebuilt several times over the years. From there you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view over the city

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Moreno Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice....You have 360 views all around depending on where you are on site. You can get on 2nd floor of castle.....just be cautious...steps are very narrow and be careful going back down. Unable stone throughout so WEAR TENNIS SHOES OR FLATS!!! No strollers or Wheelchairs. Highly recommend it and esp on a clear day.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My favourite attraction in Lisbon. A nice combination of history, great views and very nice gardens - imagining the grandees of years gone by walking the same paths and steps. Fairly busy even on a February weekday. The archeological parts are only open for the free guided tours which occur on the hour. The restaurant has the most spectacular terraced... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely way to spend a day walking around this historic old fortress. It can be a bit challenging to walk around, but well worth the effort.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with family including my nine-year-old son. It's a great viewpoint and nice to wander around the walls. There isn't a lot of signage to explain what was going on and the supplied guidebook is limited but at least has a useful map. We waited and got the free tour of the archaeological hub and that was definitely worth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a good couple of hours here. I love castles and this one was great. There were many cafes on the grounds too, serving coffee, porto and food. We only had one full day in Lisbon and I'm glad we came here!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is not much to see here. Just ruins without explanation. Great view of the city from different angles. Lots of steps and heels to climb so wear something comfortable.

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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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