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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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Situated on the top of one of the highest hills in Lisbon & there are hundreds of hills, the view over the city and surrounding areas is spectacular. There was a wine vendor in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Comber, United Kingdom
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Comber, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Situated on the top of one of the highest hills in Lisbon & there are hundreds of hills, the view over the city and surrounding areas is spectacular. There was a wine vendor in the grounds. Treat yourself to a cheeky glass & drink in the view. Walk the ramparts after you have got your breath back.

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La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

a very interesting historic spot, not easy to access if you have mobility limitations or if you go with elderly people. However the views are stunning, and you can enjoy a glass of great portuguese wine at the same time. You gotta go.

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I have toured many castles and this is one I would recommend. However, don't just walk through it and enjoy the views. Learn the history, know which parts of the castle are original and what has been replicated. The grounds are massive and castle walls have been rebuilt so you can walk along the top of the castle. Kids will... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Clearly this is the place to see Lisbon from as there are many viewpoints. The castle itself is just a backdrop. Don't waste your time on the 'new archaeology' area unless you love archaeology - its really quite unexciting and just means you walk further for not much.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

the castle itself is not as impressive as i was expecting. the price of 8.5 euros is too much for what it offers. however, inside, the view from the romantic garden is amazing. they have also live peacocks and if you are lucky enough, you will get a tail display from one of them. the climb to the castle is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great castle, beautiful views, lots of history. Best to go earlier or later in the day - VERY popular tourist destination.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The castle looks very nice from outside, when you're walking in the Baixa. But once you climb the hill and get inside (for 8.50 euros), it is a bit disappointing. There isn't much to do besides walking on the castle's walls and enjoying the (nice) view. Would still recommand because it is an emblematic site of Lisbon but don't expect... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Only €8.50 for adults...bargain! The castle has great views, an archaeological area that shows what theyre unearthing, walls to walk on, and plenty of places to sit and picnic. It looked like there were a lot of activities for kids (a trail to follow or something). Plus there are some resident peacocks! On a beautiful day in Lisbon, this cannot... More 

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Raleigh NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the opportunity to visit this castle, if only for the views of the city! The strongly fortified citadel dates from medieval period of Portuguese history. While various cultures occupied this site, it is my understanding that the fortifications were rebuilt by the Berbers in the 10th century. Then between 1373 and 1375, the a walled compound enclosing the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous views, a thousand years of history, and ongoing excavation projects? Yes!! This is a top experience while in Lisbon for a reason. I visited while 6 mos. pregnant, so I recommend taking Tram 28 (but don't catch it in front of the Hotel - find another stop) up and wearing good shoes to prevent falling on the very old... More 

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