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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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Great viewpoint not much signage

Visited here with family including my nine-year-old son. It's a great viewpoint and nice to wander around the walls. There isn't a lot of signage to explain what was going on and... read more

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warrington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here with family including my nine-year-old son. It's a great viewpoint and nice to wander around the walls. There isn't a lot of signage to explain what was going on and the supplied guidebook is limited but at least has a useful map. We waited and got the free tour of the archaeological hub and that was definitely worth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a good couple of hours here. I love castles and this one was great. There were many cafes on the grounds too, serving coffee, porto and food. We only had one full day in Lisbon and I'm glad we came here!

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Thank Maxine E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is not much to see here. Just ruins without explanation. Great view of the city from different angles. Lots of steps and heels to climb so wear something comfortable.

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Thank Sheila A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit if only for the views over Lisbon. Wind your way through the small streets climbing up to the castle.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get the tram or little yellow bus from the nearby town square at Rossio, otherwise this is a verysteep walk up a long hill. The castle sells very reasonable family tickets so it is certainly a reasonable price. However, sadly, there is very little information about the castle inside. Many walls to walk along, various castle keeps etc, but no... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best views in the city and the grounds are lovely. Enjoyed the castle - there are no proper rooms or decor but the outline of the castle is solid and the camera obscura was pretty cool. If you want to see that - make sure you note when the tour time is in your language... More 

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Thank Jennybee18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On our first day in Lisbon the first thing that we were curious about was Castelo de S. Jorge, because you can see it almost from all over Lisbon and you can imagine that it gives the most spectacular view of the city. And we were right! It is an amazing place to discover and an amazing place for any... More 

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Thank dra_zonte
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing exciting ...just what you expect going to a castle. Views of the city were the best though Not good if you don't like heights lol

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a nice stop stop as you go thru the streets, twists and turns of Lisbon. The view from the castle is beautiful, but the castle itself is only OK.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is arguably the highest point in Lisbon and so worth the 15-20 minute trek up from the beach area. Views for days, the museum inside is phenomenal and so well thought out. The peacocks were a nice surprise and the sunset just ends the day beautifully.

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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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