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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
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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Quick one hour visit

What a lovely gem to find. We asked our hotel what would be recommended as a quick sight-see as we had a flight to catch and very limited time. The castle is on a hill in an old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great view and worth the trip! Better view in my opinion than Victoria peak in Hong Kong. This is now my favorite view point.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend visiting the Castelo de S. Jorge about an hour before sunset. I got there late by accident because I got lost on the way. However, little did I know that this was the best time to visit. The views are spectacular and the sunset makes it even more so. It is worth the entrance fee just to... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We caught Tram 28 up to the castle and we loved it. It is big enough to spend quite some time in and the views over Lisbon from there are lovely. Lots of good photographs, definitely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Getting to the Castle is easy and once you are inside on a clear Lisbon day, You get transported into the most perfect painting. Watching the sun slowly creep across the roofs of Lisbon was one of the highlights of Lisbon for me - Simply breath taking. I took few photos as I enjoyed watching the view so much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take Tram 28 for best route to castle, Lots to see and do with great photo opportunities with views over the city and bridges

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walk up, it's not easy but this is the only way to really enjoy the local atmosphere. A very clean and maintained site. You can enjoy the ocean and city view. It's a must on your Lisbon tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was built in xv century,Well preserved, its remains are well preserved, not as well as the one built in Segóvia, spain, but worthwhile visiting in Lisbon.good to check How hard midle ages were for soldiers back then.I recomendável. Its worth the 7,5 euros charges as ticket. Great view. Csreful with kids, the place os very Hugh steep.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely gem to find. We asked our hotel what would be recommended as a quick sight-see as we had a flight to catch and very limited time. The castle is on a hill in an old traditional residential area and was a lovely experience. Ideal if you have an hour or two to kill. From there you can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Entrance was good value at 5 Euros for seniors and the views were breathtaking especially from the ramparts. We particularly enjoyed the tour about the mirror offering the view of the city - this was included and lasted about 20 minutes. They have them in portuguese at times and then at others in English. Katia, the guide's English, was excellent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to take an electric tuk tuk to get there - they charged 15 euros for 4 of us (so not cheap but good fun). I think the tram goes there as well as buses. It costs 8.50 euros per person to get in and is worth a visit. The views of the sea, surrounding area and rooftops of... 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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