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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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Beautiful views of the city- go early for a peaceful visit or late for an amazing sunset!

Not too much to see besides walking around the castle walls. Beware of sitting at the tables underneath the trees at the cafe. The peacocks are in the trees and their droppings... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Heinsberg, Germany
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Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect. Fabulous views of the city. Towers to climb. Places to sit and rest. camera Obscura to peer down on all the city. Peacocks to watch as we enjoyed a coffee. The castle is also surrounded by craft shops and restaurants. 10 Out of 10.

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having recently visited the Castelo we were not disappointed! An absolutely amazing panoramic view of the city and well worth the walk to see it! It is a fair walk up the streets and steps to get there but the quaintness of the narrow streets and buildings make it well worth it. It only costs €8.50 per person to get... More 

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Heinsberg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not too much to see besides walking around the castle walls. Beware of sitting at the tables underneath the trees at the cafe. The peacocks are in the trees and their droppings might just hit you on the head!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice views old castle we found the museum well done ✅ lots of climbing if need to take a taxi to the castle then walk down and see the sites along the way lot easier on you ( it's quite a climb to the castle ) Restaurant in the castle looks nice ,white tablecloth service , did not eat there... More 

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Thank Livingstyle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the top of the hill via tuk tuk and took in the views of the river, distant ocean, the city and alfama. There could be more literature pertaining to the rich history here, but the views make up for it. The small museum is what seems to be the top of the ice berg as to what... More 

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

Really enjoyed the castle lots of history and great views of Lisbon well worth a visit !! Also loved seeing the beautiful peacocks strutting around

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I have been to Lisbon multiple times but I hadn’t been to the castle yet so now was finally the time. The entrance fee is €8,50 and once inside you can immediately enjoy the great view. You can see a big part of the rooftops in Lisbon city, the 25 de Abril bridge, the Christ statue and the river, absolutely... More 

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The Castle?... Tram 28.. Er no as it only goes close and leaves you with a steep climb.. That's if you can get on this tram as it's always rammed. Take Bus 737 directly to the Castle Gates from the central square. The castle itself is great for views over the town but involves much walking to see 'old stones'... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great old castle, I believe it may have been one of the oldest we saw during our trip. It is mostly just the walls left, but offers great views of the entire city of Lisbon. I would recommend coming here before you go to Sintra though; we came the day after we had spent touring all of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For me, this is a must visit. Firstly you can see the Castle from just about everywhere in the city. Then when youget to thr castle you get a view of everywhere else. The option to have a glass of wine and sit on the castle walls while watching the sun set is too good to miss. There are small... 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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