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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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A 'proper' castle!

If you've ever drawn a castle when you were young, this is what it would look like! Classic fortress style castle. These are several walkways and stairs and towers you can enter... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Strategically situated high over Lisbon, you get a real sense of how the old city used to be from here whilst being able to enjoy a great view of the modern city. Only 8.50 euros, the Castle is an interesting experience showing a mashup of different parts of history. For the fitness fanatics, it's a nice walk up the hill... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

If you've ever drawn a castle when you were young, this is what it would look like! Classic fortress style castle. These are several walkways and stairs and towers you can enter so could be quiet fun for older children to explore. This place gets really busy so choose your visit time carefully. The surrounding park is great - superb... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

A bit tricky to find the way in, I recommend to have a map with you. You'll have to 8€ per person (there are discount for families and groups, etc..) But it's worth the money, for the amazing views that you have over Lisbon from every single corner of the castle. I don't recommend it if you don't like height... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We took an Uber to the castle and were very happy we made the journey. There is a lot to see and explore on the grounds, and reasonably priced (16 euros for 2 adults and 2 children under 10). It has amazing views overlooking the city, and plenty of places to sit, relax, and enjoy the views.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

On the way to the senhora mountain be sure to stop in and take a trek up this winding tiled street to the castle at the top of the hill. The views at the top are breathtaking and worth the trek up.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

It is the building you see the most while travelling through lisbon. It is great to walk around the castle, but it is not the most beautiful building from lissabon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Perched on the top of the hill overlooking the city of Lisbon, this is a site that cannot be missed. You are capable of getting a 360 degree view of the entire city, and all from a 12th century castle. How cool is that? You'll also find the neighborhood (the old town of Lisbon) to be unique and actually quite... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure whether we could be bothered to plod up the hill to visit this place, but I am glad we did. The views were amazing, and it was quite peaceful on the day we visited.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

The castle is renovated to the archetypical "medieval castle look". This said as a positive thing! Views of Lisbon are great and walking the walls is thrilling! the museum can be skipped.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

It's a bit of a trek to the top of the hill, but the views of Lisbon are absolutely incredible and well worth it. In terms of the Castle itself, not the most impressive I've ever seen and they could do with trying to preserve it a bit better, but it's quite cool to look around. Little bit pricey at... More 

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