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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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Wish we had spend more time here.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Kristiansand, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only spent the afternoon here but could have stayed all day. €8.50 each to get inside and we wondered where ALL that money goes because the paths were uneven and a ridiculous trip hazard throughout. The plants and gardens were poor. But the views over the city were stunning, it takes your breath away how high you are and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the trip up the hill, in fact I'd say don't miss out, go and visit. Plenty to see and a superb spot to look over the city from the ramparts.

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

Loved it, plenty of canons and all castley things that castle have, look out over the old town and river, with a glass of wine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent place to spend 2-3 hours and enjoys the best views of Lisbon. Do not miss "camera obscura".

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good place to see the city, whilst exploring an old castle and walking the castle walls. Bet it would be lovely on a warm evening, relaxing with a drink viewing the city. Shame it was cool November afternoon, still worth a visit mind

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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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