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Castelo de S. Jorge

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
As featured in 3 Days in Lisbon and 3 other guides
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Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal
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+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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Small-Group Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Segway with Food Tastings
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Old Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge neighbours 3-Hour Walking Tour

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Castle with a view and wine

The Castle ist a Tourist magnet, but! Still with an unbelievable view above Lisboa. Entry is just 8,50€, absolutely okay. Extra Tipp: get some great portugues wine at the Castle... read more

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The Castle ist a Tourist magnet, but! Still with an unbelievable view above Lisboa. Entry is just 8,50€, absolutely okay. Extra Tipp: get some great portugues wine at the Castle and Drink it at the stoned seats in the wall. Price from 4 - 10€ per glas

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It is impossible not to notice the Castle de Sao Gorge even if you don't know that it is on top of the hill with the Alfama district; coming into the old town you see on the left side a hill and of top of it a castle dominating the hill ; there are three ways to get to the... More 

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Castelo de Sao Jorge is a must see on your to do list if you are in Lisbon because it offers amazing views of the city and it is a well maintained castle which located on the hilltop. There is a café if you wish to take a break, some peacocks walking around. It costs 8.5 Euro per person (adult)... More 

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The Castelo de S Jorge is on a hill. A steep hill. It's a lovely mediaeval fort overlooking the city, with beautiful grounds that are a lovely place to take a mid afternoon break. The resident peacocks create an even more exotic atmosphere. We enjoyed the walk down windy holy streets after the visit.

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Views are breathtaking and well worth the walk up. Also some of the best small tourist shops for tiles and handcrafts are found on the roads leading here. However, our favourite was the free short tour of the archaeological dig found on the grounds. Be sure to see the museum which contains so many artifacts found a this site.

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We choose to go to the castle by walk. We started on Casa dos bicos and went up trough the tiny streets of alfama. If you're able to do it's a good way to discover the reallt essence of Lisbon. In the way we found as well a street art sport in ruins. The Castle itself is located in a... More 

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At the top of the hill so decide if you want to walk there. Cabs were inexpensive and navigating the narrow, windy roads in one was an adventure in itself. Wear comfortable shoes. There are great views over the city and the water.

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There is not much left of the original castle due to the massive earthquake in 1755 but it's fun to walk around and the peacocks in the garden are wonderful. The views over Lisbon are breathtaking. On a clear day you can see right out to sea and it helps you understand how Lisbon fits together over the hills. Take... More 

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It takes a while to climb up to the castle, but when you are there, you have an amazing view over the town. São Jorge Castle (Castelo de São Jorge) is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic Centre of the Portuguese city of Lisbon and Tagus River. The strongly fortified citadel dates from medieval period of... More 

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The castle itself is perhaps more impressive from the outside as there is very little left of the interior. On the other hand, it is worth visiting the castle (and paying the entry fee) for the views of the city. Once inside it is pleasant to roam around for an hour or so and take in the views of the... 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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