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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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A great castle to explore with all the family, excepting perhaps those in buggies, under 5s or the elderly, who'll find the uneven ground and high, precarious walkways on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Billericay, United Kingdom

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Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Castle has a lot of history and a beautiful view of the centre of Lisbon. However be very careful walking in the grounds of the Castle. I was there and fell. My husband had to go look for some ice for my ankle. A security guard and a first aid person came to my aid...after my husband helped me... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The castle offers fantastic views over the Baixa district and River Tagus. We went in late afternoon and we could watch the sunset. I think it is the best place in Lisbon to watch the sunset and enjoy it with a glass of Portuguese wine from "Wine with a view".

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had a great day here at the castle... amazing views over the city, took more than a few panorama pics on my iPhone!!! BUT as title say, you will burn a few calories if you take on the various steps up and down the castle. As a few said before... not geared towards the elderly or young kids in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This hilltop fortress is expansive and offers incredible views of Lisbon. The actual interior of the fortress is frequented by picnicking locals, restaurants, cafes and spartan stone walls. Do not come here expecting a palace as it only shows signs of having been used strictly as a defensive site.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The castle is a very interesting place to explore, you really get the feeling of how it must have been like to live in. From its walls there are great views over Lisbon. Musicians often play in the courtyards which add to the delightful atmosphere. There is also an attractive looking restaurant but it is fairly expensive but great for... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The São Jorge Castleis a Moorish castle occupying one of the most beautiful hilltops in Lisbon (Lisbon is also known as the City of the 7 Hilltops). The Castle, above Lisbon's most peculiar neighborhoods Mouraria and Alfama, looks proudly to the historic centre, the cathedral and Tagus River. It´s a must see (and s you can't miss it!),

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, lovely walking round the castle and when your at the top the views are amazing, to top it off there's a place to buy wine, so you can sit and enjoy wine with a view

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A great castle to explore with all the family, excepting perhaps those in buggies, under 5s or the elderly, who'll find the uneven ground and high, precarious walkways on the ramparts a bit tricky. Great for everyone else. Nice little museum and shady café. About €8 for adults, with a saving for concessions.

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Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The castle is just something you have to visit while beeing in Lisbon. When you enter the castle there is a very nice park with lots of trees where you can find some shade during hot day and give a rest to your legs on a bench. Take a walk around the castle and you will see Lisbon from the... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We made it here on our last evening in Lisbon and I was so glad we did. The panoramic views from all angles were truly amazing and made even more beautiful by the setting sun and shadows on the ancient stone work. A definite must see for any visitor to this wonderful city.

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