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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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Great views from the castle wall, but don't lean out too far,as the walls are pretty low!! No health and safety here! Also,if you are a bit unsteady on your feet cobbles are very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Great views from the castle wall, but don't lean out too far,as the walls are pretty low!! No health and safety here! Also,if you are a bit unsteady on your feet cobbles are very uneven.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A fantastic castle with amazing views over Lisbon in all directions. Lots of stairs and some ramparts with no fences or rails but if can overcome your fear of heights it's well worth walking up to the top and imagine the sentries walking along here at night with just a torch to guide them. Must visit the back of the... More 

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Valmadrera, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The castle simply worth the visit and if you want you can arrive here by feet waling around the Alfama district... The Castle is visible at night by different spots of the city of Lisbon but if you arrive at Praca Dom Pedro (Rossio tube station) you will have a beautiful view of the castle itself...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The ascent to the castle, in my opinion, is its own touristic delight - weaving through the tiny cobbled streets, there are so many beautiful sights of the old town. The city is a sight to behold from atop the ramparts. We went in the off season when there were few others in the castle, and I found the experience... More 

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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 via mobile

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

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

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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