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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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This is a castle/fortress on a hill in the middle of Lisbon. It is in fairly good shape - there isn't much to see but the walls and a small museum. The best part about this site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is a castle/fortress on a hill in the middle of Lisbon. It is in fairly good shape - there isn't much to see but the walls and a small museum. The best part about this site is the views - they are really spectacular. You can get a really good idea of the city from the vistas.

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Moron de la Frontera, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We visited here on our last day in Portugal. I think if we had visited this site before Sintra, we would have been more impressed. Sintra is so amazing that this castle, unfortunately, paled in comparison. However, we took a tuk tuk to the castle which was very fun and then we listened to some street performers. We also bought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Although it was Sunday, this place was not overcrowded. Excellent views of the Lisbon town and the long red bridge. Tour through the all places here takes cca 2 hours. Many possibilities for refreshment, clean place. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The castle of st. Jorge has one of the best panoramic views of Lisbon. It costs 8.5€ but is well worth it I enjoyed exploring and there are quite a few peacocks that have taken residents inside the fort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This old castle on the hills overlooking Lisbon is well worth a visit. You can either walk up the hill (takes about 20 mins) or catch a tram up and then it is only a short walk. The castle gives amazing views over the city of Lisbon.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Amazing castle, gardens and awesome views. One of the best places to visit in Portugal. Wonderfully historic Moorish castle with the best views of historic Lisbon. Walk along the walls, sit on the terrace and reflect on the beautiful city below. Walk down through the Alfama, so interesting and picturesque. Fantastic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

As we only had a couple of hours before our flight to the Azores we took a cab to the castle and spent there about 1 hour which wasn't enough. The ticket isn't cheap, 8.5€ but if one has time it is certainly worth it, the views of Lisbon are breathtaking, the site is clean and well kept, and even... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is, by far, one of the best spots in Lisbon. Take a walk to Castelo de São Jorge and enjoy the magical view from the top of the city. Breathtaking!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The castle dominates the city of Lisbon and it is worth the climb for the views alone. Despite a prolonged downpour we still stayed for two hours or so before diving into a nearby restaurant for shelter. The lower walk is very pleasant with old olive trees. Much of the structure remains and there are even better views from the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

One of the best views that you will find in Lisbon, and great walk alongside the walls. Not for people afraid of heights :)

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Additional Information about Castelo de Sao Jorge

Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 218 800 620
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Castelo
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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