Castelo de S. Jorge

Castelo de S. Jorge, Lisbon: Hours, Address, Castelo de S. Jorge Reviews: 4/5

Castelo de S. Jorge
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Historic Sites • Castles
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09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
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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 Café 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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Neighbourhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Martim Moniz • 7 min walk
  • Rossio • 7 min walk
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PeacefulNomads
Vancouver, Canada231 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This is a beautiful area above the Alfama neighbourhood - it is 10 Euro to enter, and well worth it. Take time to relax and enjoy the views of Lisbon, the April 21st Bridge (replica of the Golden Gate - same architect), and the Cristo Rei statue in Cacilhas across the Tagus River. The castle offers a good hour of walking the ramparts and taking in the history of the place - this castle wasn't destroyed in the 1755 earthquake and dates back to the time of the Moors. Grab a latte and stroll around the grounds. Great on a hot day as there is almost always a breeze and lots of trees for shade. Amazing place.
Written 30 June 2022
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Bastian
8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Overpriced and the Lisbon Card is not accepted. Although, this is the No.1 attraction in Lisbon!? Very poor signage.
Written 30 June 2022
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charlotteaccounts
Cheshire132 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Best thing to do in lisbon for the views, brilliant, there is also a camera obscurer which was brilliant the guide literally shows you loads of sites and gives the history he was excellent, worth 10 euro each, also go at sunset would be great
Written 29 June 2022
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Salvatore C
Waukegan, IL610 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Ok...to see...one of the top attraction in Lisbon..not much there when you get to the castle....grounds are worn out from all the foot traffic...DO NOT GO TO THE RESTROOM there ...omg....terrible!!

TIP: Take the #28 TROLLY $2e plus makes a great kodak photo moment..
Written 28 June 2022
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vanessam714
Washington DC, DC98 contributions
Jun 2022
This was a great way to start the day in Alfama. The kids loved running around the wide open spaces and seeing the peacocks. We used a skip-the-line tour which I would recommend.
Written 28 June 2022
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Taryn F
Vancouver, Canada140 contributions
Jun 2022
We walked to the castle first thing in the morning to arrive for opening. It is worth checking out for sure and only cost ten euro per adult. The views of the City from here are fabulous! We wandered all throughout the castle grounds checking out all the views of the City and reading about its history. There is also a small museum on site included in the rate which has a lot of interesting artefacts to check out.
Written 26 June 2022
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rnathan
Surrey, Canada352 contributions
May 2022
The interior architecture is quite attractive. In the garden there are many peacocks. The view of the city is well worthwhile. There is a bus no. 737 that avoids most of the climbing. It goes from Praça da Figueira near Rossio Metro.
Written 23 June 2022
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Martin H
Hong Kong, China548 contributions
Jun 2022
Take the historic tram 28 up the hill and then walk the last 10 minutes to the entrance.

The castle commands a high point so you get good views of the city below on all sides. Be prepared for a short but steep climb onto the main castle walls if you want to walk around the ramparts.

There is a permanent exhibition on site but it's not up to much.

There are some nice grounds to walk around and the terraces afford an opportunity to sit and relax whilst looking down on the city.
Written 23 June 2022
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Alex J
40 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We loved our visit to the castle. It’s a relatively simple experience but a lovely way to spend the afternoon wondering around the ruins and learning about its history. There’s English translations on all plaques and great views across the city from various points. There’s also some beautiful peacocks to see around the grounds and plenty of great shops surrounding the castle to browse. We’d advise getting the bus up the hill!
Written 22 June 2022
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Jon C
Princeton, NJ51 contributions
Jun 2022
Definitely worth going to in Lisbon. You'll start off with panoramic views of the city, followed by castle ruins and an excellent museum. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written 19 June 2022
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