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Castelo de Sao Jorge

Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal (Castelo)
Phone Number: +351 218 800 620
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Type: Castles, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
Owner description: Located in the historic Alfama district, this brooding Moorish castle...
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Type: Castles, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Located in the historic Alfama district, this brooding Moorish castle dominates the city from its vantage point atop Lisbon's highest hill.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A must-see to feel the city and experience the history of the country.... there's a tram that take you there from Praca da Figueira but I encourage you to walk/climb your way up there if you are able- it's a lot more fun, more to see on the way....

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Yogya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

From the building itself, this attraction is not that exciting. It has many ruins but I think it is worth to explore, including the wall's of castle itself. The view of Lisbon from this place is really amazing. I believe this is the main reason why people went here. You can see the town, the sea and the other land... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Worth pre booking tickets otherwise you join a long queue that snakes up the road. Once inside there was lots of space to roam and plenty of places to take great photographs. The cafe was sufficient and not overly expensive as one might expect. Well worth taking your time and walking up from the Placa De Commercio, with lots of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A good attraction for views, there isn't really much to see in there apart from climb and walk along the walkways on the top of the castle. This gives you excellent views but you can also get them from other places in the city for free. Glad we went in but you don't need all day to visit, an hour/1... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We visited in February 2015 around midday and the weather was spectacular. Very clear views of the city. Is a very nice café that serves authentic Portuguese food at very reasonable prices.The cost of this attraction is also very modest I believe it was somewhere around eight to €11 per person. If you have the time it's definitely a must... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The views of the city and the river from the castle are amazing. The story of the how the castle was build and what happened to it years after are also very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

You will enjoy with the beautiful scenery and a panoramic view of the whole old city with its special red roofs .. the castle has 4 towers every tower has a special view of a space of the old city ... the ticket is little expensive .. 8.5 euros .. but it deserves .. the only bad thing that the... More 

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Itzehoe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The view is fantastic from the castle. I took the bus up from Rossio Square, but the you can also walk up to the castle. Take your time and climb up on the walls and enjoy seeing Lisbon from so many different angles.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The castle is mainly ruins, with some nice viewpoints and a ramparts walk. It has a shop and toilets. However why pay for this, when there are so many other viewpoints that are free? Hence I would not see this as a "must do" item if you only have a short time in Lisbon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Getting to the castle is worth the steep walk to it. There is an elevator for part of the journey. Be sure to find it on a map before you go, we didn't! The views are magnificent. The castle too is a site worth looking at, together with a walk round the walls. There are the usual tourist tat shops... More 

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