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Castelo de S. Jorge

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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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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Beautiful view, lots of people

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Arizona City, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The walk through the maze of small streets was fun. The Castle itself is impression but fairly plain. It is not a must see. However if you have time and if the weather is nice, then the views are spectacular. There is a small museum to visit, the castle itself, and some ruins.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not a great attraction. If you are at a loose end and need to kill some time try it.There is a lot of steps and you need to be fit even to walk to the castle from the town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If in Lisbon, you will get used to the more or less constant up-and-down. Instead of walking take the tram #28 (€ 2.85) towards the Alfama, the driver will announce where to get off for the castle. take your time up there, walk the impressive and well reconstructed walls and enjoy the 360° views with a nice breeze. It's worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Due to its location, in the top of a high hill, you can see almost the whole city and be dazzled with the charming Lisbon.

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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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