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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
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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I think this is a must visit in Lisbon

Great views from the castle and plenty of opportunity to sit and have a drink and take in the views. It is physically demanding to get up there if you don't use the tram... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cambridge, Canada
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The history of the castle is interesting and the views of Lisbon are great. However, I wasn't completely blown away and wouldn't necessarily say this is a "must-do" in Lisbon.

Thank Laura D
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were happy we had taken a cab up to the castle -the climb is steep. Inside the castle is an excellent view of the city on all 4 sides, and fun climbs up the towers. We walked down which was fun the stop and look in all the shops.

Thank janicepk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great views from the castle and plenty of opportunity to sit and have a drink and take in the views. It is physically demanding to get up there if you don't use the tram. There are also quite a few sheer drops here. I would say it might be dangerous with young children - if they had a fight they... More 

Thank Susi L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a good excuse to travel on the famous number 28 Lisbon tram. It is only a fairly short walk from the tram stop to the castle but admittedly all up hill. There is a bus stop just below the main gate which travels to Lisbon's main tourist square. I would not recommend this trip for the mobile impaired.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

To visit here is quite a hike up some very hilly terrain. Be prepared to take a long voyage. Had beautiful views of the entire city but to me was a bit pricey at 8.50€

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Zagreb, Croatia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Get lost wandering the uphill streets to Saint Jorge castle and end up in a beautiful castle with amazing view of Lisbon! There is a que for tickets, so get there earlier. Wander around the walls of the castle and enjoy this monumental building.

Thank Mahmuljinova
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful castle located at the top of one of center Lisbon hills and visible from basically any higher point in Lisbon. It is a huge castle, very well preserved and with a lot of walking-around places. From walking up the towers to going all around the walls, courtyard area, you should really take your time for sightseeing and looking... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the amazing views and the nice cafe inside the castle. However, with small kids in their buggies, the experience was a bit difficult, as all the pavement is full of uneven paving stones and the fence around the castle is quite low, which is not very safe for the little ones that start to walk and climb!

Thank shopaholic1979
Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the castle with my family, we really enjoyed it to the maximum a very nwonderful place with a great view to Lisbon from the top, one of the most attrative places in Lisbon one must visit

Thank Islam F
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice castle to absorb some history and sun at one time. There is plenty to see and do. The only minus is that the toilets are very dirty and it's probably time for a sanitary renovation. Those are pricey so I understand that this might get postponed. But a good cleaning would do wonders.

Thank Manita P

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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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