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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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Nice views of the city

Close to downtown and nice views of the city. It is a must to understand Lisbon. You can walk by yourself and have the opportunity to use the cable car which is another must in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2016
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Caracas, Venezuela
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Mevagissey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

To visit this castle by foot takes you through winding streets and often many steps but the effort is worth it. The views across the city and the harbour are wonderful. On foot you can go where the trams and Tut Tuts do not go. A historic monument well worth the effort.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Not quite worth the 8.50 euros, but the view over Lisbon is beautiful. The walls of the castle are well preserved, and there is an archeological site. I just would haved liked more information to bring the history to life a bit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is probably the best spot to take pictures as it is on the top of Lisbon, try to visit on a clear day. You can walk there or you can ask a taxi to get you to the entrance and avoid the walk, preferably walk downwards and visit the shops and restaurants, all that area is really nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Close to downtown and nice views of the city. It is a must to understand Lisbon. You can walk by yourself and have the opportunity to use the cable car which is another must in Lisbon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

You will not regret a climb up the hill to the castle; the walk itself offers plenty of panoramic views over the city. (So if you don’t feel like paying to enter, you can just enjoy the walk up to the castle.) The entrance to the caste itself is a little pricy, but I considered it well wort it. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Don't think being in Lisbon and skip the castle! Nobody would understand and you'd loose one of the best view over the city and the river. You may stoll inside. There is a small archeological museum. But you should also walk on the narrow sreets around the castle. Better take a bus (36?) or the elevator in rua Fanqueiros if... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

nice view over the city. But too little to be worth 8,50 euro I feel. Too crowdy for my taste. Too little to see. I would not go again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

You would wonder at the views from the peak of Lisbon, so go. The entrance fee was 8.50 euros in April 2016 and there is not doubt it is steeped in a lot of unknown history. The information provided was good and the views are outstanding. It would not be good on a wet day but on a hot day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Not to be missed, not just for the spectacular views, but the sense of space and history. From here, it is an easy walk down to Alfama, to complete a day of steeping in the historic and the colorful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The views from Castelo de Sao Jorge are worth the admission price alone. We arrived by 9:30am and avoided the queues for admission. It is a very steep climb to get here. We caught a taxi for about 6 euro from downtown Lisbon which was well worth it, as the taxi dropped us at the entrance. I think this is... 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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