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St. George's Castle (Castelo de Sao Jorge)

Largo do Chao da Feira, Lisbon, Portugal (Castelo)
+351 218 800 620
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Ranked #31 of 223 Attractions in Lisbon
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
Traveler Description: St. George’s Castle On top of the highest hill in Lisbon sits St. George’s Castle. The area is called the Alfama. The castle started out as a 5th... more »
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Rijeka, Croatia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We took a tram number 12 from Praca da Figueira and then you have a short walk upwards to the ticket office/castle. We had a discount with our Lisboa card. First , you get to his big open space like a park with the most amazing views of the city. Then, you can visit a small archaeological museum and then... More

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Scotland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The views from this castle are certainly worth the trip. The bus gets you up the steep windy streets so far, leaving just a short walk up to the entrance. I note the comments previously about queues, we arrived at the ticket office on a Monday at about 10am and there was no queuing. Note the Lisbon Card gibes you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Nice cable car ride to the top where the castle resides. Take the E15. Do yourself a favor and get the metro day pass. It will save you $$. The metro system is very easy to use. Plenty of street sid3e cafes for lunch. Castle was amazing

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Lisbon, Portugal
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There are no words to describe what you are going to see, as soon as you arrive at this castle. Enjoy this marvelous city, full of history...

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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place allows you to walk up all the back streets of lisbon which it's self it's lovely, the castle is only 8.50 euro to get in and you can spend a good couple of hours around the grounds. The views are amazing the best I have seen of a city and it even houses peacocks which can walk around... More

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North Wales
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21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We got the little chug chug up to the top and walked back down. Very interesting inside, lots of view points and batlements to walk . There were birds of prey where you can handle the birds and have your picture taken. Also a cafe where you can rest and have a coffee.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A long line to buy tickets was served quite quickly, and fees were not unreasonable. My children (under 10 years) were free. Despite the queues, it never seemed crowded inside. For us it was worth the visit, for the great views of the city, picking out some of the sites we'd seen already in the landscape below, and an afternoon... More

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Aurora, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The nice thing about Portugal is their castles are all tourist friendly. This one in Lisbon is another example where you can go anywhere on the grounds (and have a glass of wine at the top). Take the public transit as this is a very steep and long walk from downtown.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The entrance for the castle is nice. There is a large terrasse with a panoramic view of lisbon.you can go around in the castle and check out the different views. This is good for pics. The castle inside is a little dissapinting as a it is very flat nth really there to see in the inside all abt he vieq... More

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Albufeira, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Although the first fortification on this hilltop date to the 2nd century BC, archaeological excavations have identified a human presence in the Tagus valley as far back as the 6th century BC. Castelo de São Jorge is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic centre of the Portuguese city of Lisbon and Tagus River. The strongly fortified... More

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