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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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THE view of Lisboa

If you are in shape, walk up through Alfama --- if not, take the streetcar or moke-like tour cars, but if you are visiting Lisbon, you simply must go up to this old castle if only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Direction was quite unclear, & it was a hike up the Castle. However, once up there, view was great. There was a museum attached. Worth the visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in shape, walk up through Alfama --- if not, take the streetcar or moke-like tour cars, but if you are visiting Lisbon, you simply must go up to this old castle if only to enjoy the views of the city. There are archeological excavations on site which can be toured, and a great little museum with artifacts... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took tram 28 to get up there, which in itself is also a good experience not to miss. The views from the castle are great,overlooking Lisbon and the water with their iconic bridge and statue. Coffee shop and souveiners available. A bit overpriced as to be expected. Worth the trip.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Any hilltop castle is going to be a special place. On one level, the Castle of St. George is just that....and a whole lot more. When you can add in the role this hill has had in Portuguese history and the amazing view of the city and the sun setting on the Tejo, you have an extra special place. Let... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fine views over the city in all directions, interesting battlements with more good views. Splendid Peacocks by the drawbridge and a nice small cafe for coffee within the castle walls.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place to visit for a break from the city craziness. Lots of beautiful angles to see the city from and to stop and have some wine.

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Thank Nate H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Almost begrudged paying the entrance fee but it was worth it, the place is massive and so well kept! Views of Lisbon are well worth the trip up. Must see if staying in Lisbon.

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Thank Vicci N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful views of Lisbon on a clear sunny day and a perfect picnic spot. Spent a good few hours wandering around the gardens looking at the views. Look out for the stunning peacocks wandering around the grounds. Castle itself was interesting, although a little short of information boards around telling you about the castle. There was a archaeological site which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is situated right at the top of the hill. Not advisable to walk all the way up. Instead, take a taxi or the public bus. There's an entrance fee with a discounted rate for seniors. What you will see are the ruins of the castle and some good city views from the top. There are peacocks roaming the... More 

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Evian-les-Bains, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a nice place, very beautiful view and a big castle! A little museum if you are interesting on the History ;)

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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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