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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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Great panorama of the city

Visited Castelo de S.J Jorge on a warm February afternoon. It is not the easiest walk up to the castle but it is worth it! As we are students, we only paid €5 each, making this a... read more

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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is fantastic if you are interested in European history. We had the most fantastic, interesting guide and enjoyed talking to him, asking lots of questions and talking to some lovely, young, intelligent, women from Morocco who were as interested in history as we were.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Castelo de S.J Jorge on a warm February afternoon. It is not the easiest walk up to the castle but it is worth it! As we are students, we only paid €5 each, making this a very inexpensive visit. The castle boasts amazing views of the city and the bridge. If you are brave enough, you can climb into... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful location and a lot of history, amazing view of the city, took the trolley up and walked back, nice way to see things.

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Juiz de Fora, MG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not much to see when it comes to the castle itself. For some reason, I found it extremely photogenic, though. There is a little museum inside it that was not very appealing to me. However, the terrace of the castle is awesome, and the sight is simply fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle has spectacular views. Walking around the castle you need to be careful as the ground is uneven. Definitely not suitable for anyone who has difficulties walking.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Castelo de Sao Jorge offers the best views from above Lisbon. Easily accessible via the Elevador de Castelo (a free public elevator service starting from Praca de Comercio, and continuing after 2 minute walk with a second elevator), it's a quiet and beautiful place - one of the must see places in Lisbon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle is one of the main tourist attractions in Lisbon. It requires a lot of walking but it can be done at one's own pace. You can also choose how much of the castle you want to see: all of it or part of it. The scenic view of Lisbon from the castle is worth the walk. We took... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As the castle is situated high above the city of Lisbon it provides great panoramic views & offers great photo opportunities as you walk all around the old walls. There's a little coffee shop with indoor & outdoor seating. You can either get there by bus or tram, but either way wear good walking shoes!

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From everyone in Lisbon you can see the Castelo de S. Jorge looming over the city. It is a bit of hike to get there even from Largo das Portas do Sol Tram 28 drop off. If you take Tram 28 to the Largo das Portas do Sol at the near top of the hill you can pick up the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lovely interesting place a piece of history reasonably priced, weather lovely so it was even more enjoyable, wonderful views of the city

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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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