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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 castle visit that you have to do when you visit Lisbon.

We took the trip to the castle on the last day of our four day trip at Lisbon. It is absolutely worth to do as the view over the city is great. You will recognize most of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We used the hop on/off tram tour to get to the castle, we went early in the morning so we avoided the queues. It was 8.50e to get in but it wasn't worth it. The views of Lisbon are gorgeous but that's really it. Not much to see in the castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We took the trip to the castle on the last day of our four day trip at Lisbon. It is absolutely worth to do as the view over the city is great. You will recognize most of the places you saw in the town.

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Hannover, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The castle has been rebuilt, so there's really not much of genuine cadtle left. Good view of city, but one can get for free in many parts of Lisbon. Very crowded, long wait, better to skip and just soak in the atmosphere of the city on your own!

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Carterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Loved this Castle in Alfama, loved this whole area, it was like going back in time, then walking the Hill and into the ruins of this castle really added to the experience. The view from the top was breath taking, so many photo opportunities. We were lucky to also see a family of Peacocks, 2 female and 1 baby together... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is worth it going for a walk around for the view and the streets around. In my opinion it is not worth getting inside as the castle is relatively new and there is no much to see inside, except for mass tourism, to justify the 10 euros entry.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We went early so there was not a queue. Great views in all directions over Lisbon but not much else to do once inside. When we left there were long queues and hoards more people heading towards it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We took the trolley up to the castle - the trolley is crowded and there is a long line since it is a very popular tourist attraction (like the cable cars in SF), but the walk up to the castle would be tough. Where the trolley drops you off there is a little café and breathtaking views of Lisbon. How... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The Castelo de Sao Jorge was the best visit we did while staying in Lisbon. Making the most of the very pleasant weather, we spent a couple hours walking around the gardens and various terraces. The different views are simply beautiful and you'll be able to see the city from different angles. I would recommend to go at downtimes in... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It's a great trip by tram and then a short walk up a steep hill but well worth the effort! The entrance fee is not too high and you can easily spend a couple of hours walking around the ramparts and sitting admiring the views of the old city. Plenty of places to get a drink or ice cream if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Quite a ride to the top. The view of Lisbon is great. There is not a lot of interesting things within the castle itself.

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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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