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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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Impressive setting

Take the 28 tram up the hill - beware of pickpockets, though. Wander up the last few yards from the viewpont , and there you are - wonderful vistas across the Tagus. However... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 March 2016
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Beautiful views. Castle is huge, i think we spend more than hour inside. If You are under 25 don't forget to ask for discount :)

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

A great walk through Lisbon to see this remarkable castle. The castle is well worth exploring. The 360 degree views of the city and the harbor were excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Take the 28 tram up the hill - beware of pickpockets, though. Wander up the last few yards from the viewpont , and there you are - wonderful vistas across the Tagus. However, it's not the Tower of London! Basically the castle has been returned to its medieval origins, but that measn there is little but walls there. You must... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

A great spot for a stroll around the battlements. Easy to access, not expensive and worth it for the great view over the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Used the free lift from the supermarket to access the castle area. Enjoyed walking round the walls and towers which give panoramic vistas over the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Don't miss the free guided tour of the archeological site. It is very impressive. The rest of the castle is also very nice. The museum shows some interesting pieces.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Took the red bus up to the castle, but as pensioners we felt the walk on very uneven ground up and own the narrow street a little too taxing. We could have taken a tut tut but didn't feel it was worth it. still worth going up to this attractive hill village. Fascinating watching the trams go up and down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Walking distance from our hotel (Memmo Alfama - highly recommend). It is a lot of walking, and some narrow, steep steps, so beware with small kids or the elderly, but you don't have to deal with the stairs, there is plenty to see on the ground level. There is an active archaeological dig inside the castle walls that dates back... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for an opportunity to see the beautiful city of Lisbon , this is it! Wonderful scenery. Took the bus up to the castle from the center of town to the castle. Was a little disappointed as expected a little more of castle than fortress! But, that said the views are wonderful and the walk down back to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Great place to get a panorama of the city down towards the river. I enjoyed having a coffee & admiring the view for an hour, after walking the grounds. Very relaxing!

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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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