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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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Overlooks The Entire City!

As the castle is situated high above the city of Lisbon it provides great panoramic views & offers great photo opportunities as you walk all around the old walls. There's a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle is one of the main tourist attractions in Lisbon. It requires a lot of walking but it can be done at one's own pace. You can also choose how much of the castle you want to see: all of it or part of it. The scenic view of Lisbon from the castle is worth the walk. We took... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As the castle is situated high above the city of Lisbon it provides great panoramic views & offers great photo opportunities as you walk all around the old walls. There's a little coffee shop with indoor & outdoor seating. You can either get there by bus or tram, but either way wear good walking shoes!

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From everyone in Lisbon you can see the Castelo de S. Jorge looming over the city. It is a bit of hike to get there even from Largo das Portas do Sol Tram 28 drop off. If you take Tram 28 to the Largo das Portas do Sol at the near top of the hill you can pick up the... More 

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

lovely interesting place a piece of history reasonably priced, weather lovely so it was even more enjoyable, wonderful views of the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this castle. The facilities very good too - museum, toilets etc. A must see in Lisbon. Small Iron Age ruins as well as the castle, grounds and some great finds in the museum. The views across Lisbon and the river are great and you can see for miles. Some great history that will have seen some times! The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed this as a morning ramble over the ramparts. Started in the Rua Madelana and took the free lift at the side of Pingo Doce. Wonderful views over the river Tagus. Very pretty streets with tram 28 passing us on the way down.

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Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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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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