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Castelo de Sao Jorge

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Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 218 800 620
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Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
Description: Located in the historic Alfama district, this brooding Moorish castle...
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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History and great views!

This castle is at the top of the hill and provides great views! The castle is still in great condition and is an awesome piece of history. There is a fee to get in, there are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Middletown, New Jersey
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Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This castle is at the top of the hill and provides great views! The castle is still in great condition and is an awesome piece of history. There is a fee to get in, there are restrooms as well as a cafe to get something to eat. Wear good walking shoes as it is all cobblestone. If you enjoy watching... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice castle, great for walking around, taking a stroll around the castle, also have great views of the city and the beach and Lisbon's bridge, I think it was 8.50 euros to get in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

As castles go, this one's a bit of a let down - lots of concrete reconstruction, walls and not much else. It's worth going though for the unbeatable views of Lisbon. Take a picnic & enjoy it on one of the many stone picnic tables available, most with fabulous views.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This was definitely worth the time and effort to find (if taking the tram, should ask someone exactly what stop to get off), as the views from the castle are amazing. If you happen to have any mobility issues, you might want to consider taking a tuk-tuk or taxi up, as the hill to reach is quite steep. It was... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

It's a nice medieval castle on the hill, with beautiful terraces looking on the old town and walking on steps along the walls you reach the tower with a 360° panorama. Beautiful peacocks all aorund the garden and on the trees!

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to wander around, with looking exhibitions showcasing local archaeological finds. A great place to immerse yourself in real history with the romantic gardens being a delight; the shade of the trees and breeze from the river really calming. I think it is in the process of having exhibitions added with some of the newer cases looking very much... More 

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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

What a delightful place, nice little village around it, reasonable price to get in, spotlessly clean inside. Many terraces with incredible views where you can see for miles and miles. The ramparts walk all around the castle was well worth the entrance fee alone, lots of picture spots. Very pretty moat with a photogenic bridge. The cafeteria in the castle... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This castle must be visited when in Lisbon. It can be reached by walking, tram, tuk tuk or taxi. We walked up to it and although a bit steep, it was really nice to wander along the old winding streets to get there. Once inside we were amazed by the view across Lisbon. Great photo opportunities! The castle itself was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I don't understand the negative reviews! We almost did not enter after reading them, but decided to take a chance anyway. I'm so glad that we did to this because it would have been a terrible shame to have missed such an enjoyable historic site! There are restaurants and a museum on the grounds to enjoy. Peacocks strut around among... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Half the fun is walking to the castle. You'll go through parts of town with lots of great shops to browse. As big as it is, it's a bit difficult to find. It's off an alley you need to walk up. So just ask someone. Everyone is sooooo nice !

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