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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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Interesting castle giving lovely views of Lisbon, beautiful peacocks by the coffee shop who are the showstoppers of the castle. Do recommend wearing flat shoes as there are stairs... read more

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Sunrise, Florida
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8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

you can relax with a glass of wine overlooking the city of Lisbon.... it's a must. While you are walking around, you will run into some exotics birds!!

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Really liked Lisbon as a town and was told to visit Castelo de S. Jorge. We chose to walk which might be difficult to do with children or for older or infirm folks...would recommend the trolley or car. The walk was worth it as you are able to see a panorama of the entire city and waterways. There is a... More 

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We had a hot walk up through the city streets to the Castelo. It was buzzing at the entrance with a queue to enter. €8.50 per adult to tour the complex, walk the walls and take in the marvellous views of Lisbon. Partake of a "Wine with a view" for a great visit to a main sight of the city.

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New York City, New York
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We visited the castle our first day in Lisbon. Sitting atop a high hill, the castle overlooks all of Lisbon with great views on all sides. The fortifications, museum, and archaeological site were a great introduction to the history of the city. Beautiful peacocks wandering around near the cafe were an extra bonus.

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Thank amyg352
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A very busy attraction . I would recommend seeing this late afternoon as it gets less busy and there is no waiting time . The scenery is very spectacular from the castle and I would suggest some clothing for late evenings .

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Thank Chandrashekar N
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting castle giving lovely views of Lisbon, beautiful peacocks by the coffee shop who are the showstoppers of the castle. Do recommend wearing flat shoes as there are stairs to climb within the castle giving great view and plenty of photographic opportunities.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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The Sao Jorge Castle was the first site we visited in Lisbon as it was very close to our rented apartment. As the castle is located on a hilltop overlooking the historic center of Lisbon, it was a bit difficult climb up through the narrow streets but it was worth every effort. Can't say when the longest queues are but... More 

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Fabulous, historic and with stupendous views. Particularly excellent between 11 - 2.30pm when the sun hits all the surrounding rooftops below the castle walls, making it an amazing photo op. In the afternoon the sun is high and hits the castle itself so your panoramic shots will be muted to say the least. There are plenty of lovely places to... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Good view of the city, castle grounds well kept, although no museum pieces still good value for 8.50 euros

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Moscow, Russia
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Really nice view... nice castle with a wall where you can walk and enjoy Lisbon =) be sure that your shoes have good traction! Otherwise be careful

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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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