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Ulysses Tower

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23 Jun 2018
“Ulysses Tower, A Great Way to View Lisbon.....”
15 May 2018
“A highlight inside San Jorge Castle”
Take an up-close-and-personal-look at Lisbon and surroundings as you gaze through a huge telescope on top of this ancient tower.
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Castelo de Sao Jorge, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

My wife and I recently visited Lisbon and the Castelo de Sao Jorge was one of our favorite attractions that we toured. The Castelo....is preserved and maintained to such a high standard that you have to spend as much time as possible to visit all...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

I don't think it's necessary a distinct chapter to this tower. It is just a part of Sao Jorge castle, it's not very high, doesn't have an uncommon architecture, it's just a simple rectangular stone tower.

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

The views from Ulysses Tower are stunning and worth the climb up the steep steps. It's also a ton of fun - for people of all ages - to walk around the walls of the restored Moorish section of the castle.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

São Jorge Castle is arguably the main attraction in Lisbon—certainly the most prominent. Ulysses Tower is one of ten in the castle/palace complex, and features one of the Castle’s main attractions: Camera Obscura. This device is an eye in the sky atop the southern-most Ulysses...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2017

Moorish Castle Sao Jorge is one of the most important sights in Lisbon and whole Portugal and Ulysses is one of the Castle's Tower. Go to the Castle first thing in the morning, because trams up to the hill are full and roads are real...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

One of the ten towers of the castle is best known for its own “camera obscura” (invented by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century) that gives you a 360-degree view of the city, its streets and districts. It is best to come early in...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2016

I was there with my brother and a friend and, since the tower had been recommended to us, we really wanted to visit it. The entrance is already included in the castle ticket. If I remember correctly, visits are scheduled every 30 minutes in different...More

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Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of
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