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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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Small-Group Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Segway with Food Tastings
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Old Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge neighbours 3-Hour Walking Tour

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Not so beautifull as I thaught

Just some rocks ...Not something very interesting.If u are bored u should visit this,also if u aren t bored than don t visit it

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andrei C
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Pitesti, Arges, Romania
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Seattle, WA
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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We very much enjoyed our visit to St George's Castle. First off, beautiful vistas of Lisbon and surrounding areas. Next, very impressive layout and fortifications. Nice to be able to walk the walls. Lastly, the museum houses some interesting artifacts dating from pre-Roman to Moslem, to Christian. Well worth a couple of hours visit, and we found it a 20... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
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Wonderful building and gardens packed with history and very fair entry fee at under €10 each. Stunning views of the city and plenty of shady places to sit and contemplate. There is a modest museum and several peacocks wandering around as well as a decent cafe, fairly smart restaurant and a pop up bar where you can buy a drink... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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Thought we might take in the sights. Lively place after the hard climb up the hill. Spend a good couple of hours walking round. Definitely not for those who can't climb steps well as it's all up steps down steps etc inside the walls. Was good to do.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved it. Not too expensive, no crowds when we were there. We stayed for hours just moving from place to place, soaking up the views and warm sunshine. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the views of the city

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Thank Jim L
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What a magnificent time of the year to be rambling throughout the old castle and the gardens. An endless view of sprawling Portugal city meets the sea. Stella scenery 360 degrees, the hike up the hills were well worth it! Take a wine and soak up the views , rest the legs and chill out! Look out for S.Jorge and... More 

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Get there early as it has long queues, very interesting though, nice little restaurants Orr bars around

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Pitesti, Arges, Romania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just some rocks ...Not something very interesting.If u are bored u should visit this,also if u aren t bored than don t visit it

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Beautiful part of the city - captivating views on all sides. Easy to navigate through the castle but get there early since the crowds mazing through some tight walkways would be a pain

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked up through the interesting neighbourhood of Alfalma up to the Sao Jorge's Castle. The view of the from the very nicely restored castle is great. It is worth going up there.

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One city spot that is a must is this place. You are able to walk up and back but you must be a good Walker and have the correct shoes. I would suggest get a tram or tut-tut up and walk back down and stop at an authentic place to eat on your way back down. Main food area below... 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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