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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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Great view of Lisbon

Agree with other reviewers that the view of Lisbon city is fabulous from Castelo S de Jorge. Use the right shoes though if you want to climb the steps of the old castle.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bodmin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Surprised at some of the reviews. This is a great place to visit with probably some of the best views of the city and the river. Compared to the UK the entry fee is reasonable. Staff are excellent and helpful. Yes of course parts of the castle can be uneven but it's a CASTLE not a tarmacadam 21st century attraction.... More 

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chester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a charge to get into the castle area that is a bit expensive for what it is. The views from the various walls are superb. A wander around the little side streets that are within the walls but outside the pay area are well worth exploring to find a local small café for cake and drink that is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visitting The Castle of São Jorge" will give you the best perspective of Lisbon. From there, you will be able to see the Tejo River and all parts of city. Apart of that, it is a nice place to seat, relax, have a beer and feel at the old ages due to the architecture of the castle. I really think... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Agree with other reviewers that the view of Lisbon city is fabulous from Castelo S de Jorge. Use the right shoes though if you want to climb the steps of the old castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had bad weather but is nice place to visit when you going to Lisbon the staff very kind I will be back to this place in future x

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have 2 days in Lisbon, visit this Castle and Jeronimos. You can enjoy wonderful views or the city from here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wish we had spend more time here. A great place to go for a few hours to wander around and take in the stunning views of the city and water. Great place to sit outside and have a coffee too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle has a fantastic view of Lisboa. The entrance is less than 10 € and its possible to walk on the top of the oldest fortress part. The way up to the castle is also well worth the trip. Its possible to take the tram as well. The castle is a great place for all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I truly enjoyed visiting the Catelo de Sao Jorge. It is calm and relaxing. Walked all around taking in the amazing views of Lisbon, Alameda and the river in between. One cannot find a better viewpoint over Lisbon. We walked on foot from Baixa, and did not find it to be too difficult, but others might wish to take a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a amazing castle with a gorgeous view of the city but the stairs & walk ways were very narrow so it was a bit sketchy at point. Otherwise a must see in 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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