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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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Old Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge neighbours 3-Hour Walking Tour

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This location worth the time to be added on your list. For sure this isn't a rainy day visit. It could be a bit crowded during hight season. Nice location for pictures.

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Petawawa, Canada
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Petawawa, Canada
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135 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This location worth the time to be added on your list. For sure this isn't a rainy day visit. It could be a bit crowded during hight season. Nice location for pictures.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

On our first attempt to visit the castle the weekend line was so long at mid-day that we left. On our second attempt (10 a.m. on weekday), there was minimal waiting and we took advantage of the magnificent sweeping views of the city.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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The place is gorgeous and really well maintained. The views are beautiful, and has quite a historical value. The thing is that there are quite a lot of annoying tourists: people who maybw have never seen a set of stairs before, unruly kids who scream and run in between your legs and parents who just stop dead in their tracks... More 

Thank Oscar S
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seeing the crowds later in the day and the line to get into the venue, we opted to go when it first opened in the morning. There were no lines and few people... well worth the effort to get there at opening. The site provides excellent city views and requires climbing steps on narrow stairwells - another reason to avoid... More 

Thank leisurebug2016
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A must see is this beautiful castle, we walked up to the castle up a very steep hill, but you could travel on the trams. (Yellow bus all inclusive ticket 40€ for 3 days travel also provides discounts on admission fee at the castle). The views from the top of the castle are tremendous and difficult to beat. A must... More 

Thank Paul M
Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is very old, stairs going up and down are very narrow and steep. It would help if they can separate the up and down stairs as people have to queue and wait for the opposite traffic. It is a very good place for kids to explore and learn the history. A must go attraction.

Thank Jun Y
Gibraltar, Europe
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked up from our hotel on Liberdade. We thought we were going in the right direction but even when we asked multiple people we ended up at the cathedral. We eventually got guided by a very nice gentleman and we were there. There was a bit of a queue (at midday) but it moved quickly. It was interesting that... More 

Thank gibraltarr
New York City, New York
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This is the best place in Lisbon to take in the views of the city and it's the first place you should visit. Prepare for tourists and to wait in line to get in the entry gate. I was with a tour guide who allowed us to avoid the lines. Interesting site: many peacocks who liked to make calls and... More 

Thank DougJ25
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Thought the views over the city were the best thing about our visit here. We got the free elevator up the hill and enjoyed the walk through the old city to the castle entrance. Lots of tourist shops, cafes and bars along the way some with views. Entrance fee discount for seniors over 65 available. The archaeological museum inside the... More 

Thank Richard and Mel... B
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We had an amazing time exploring this ancient castle! So many amazing pictures and little nooks to get lost in. There is a nice little park outside of the castle walls where you can drink wine or grab a snack. Wear comfortable shoes. Those stone steps are no joke!

Thank Misohungry117

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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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