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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
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Walking
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Owner description: Located in the historic Alfama district, this brooding Moorish castle dominates the city from its vantage point atop Lisbon's highest hill.
Montreal, Canada
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“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Cannot do Lisbon without going to this attraction. In November there are not many people, it is very romantic with lots of wonderful views of the city. Try to have lots of time so you don't need to hurry ... the restaurant there (high end) appeared to be just wonderful - next time we'll try it!!! Well worth the visit. You can afterward, walk all the way down the hills through Alfama .. fantastic visit!

Visited November 2012
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“Majestic Lisbon Chateau - Castelo de S. Jorge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Castelo de S. Jorge, em Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful and magestic,with overview to all Lisbon and other litte povoations around.
We can see Left Side of Lisbon, the Tejo River so blue...
The green at City, beautiful sights.
It´s one of the highers points of the city, so we can see everithing, the uptown, all the Lisbon hills.
It was here, in this castle, that our first king, D. Afonso Henriques conquered our city.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful see sight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

From the São Jorge Castle you can view magnificent sights of Lisbon, really impressive. On the side near D. Afonso Henriques statue you can see a breathtaking view on the Terreiro do Paço Square, the Tejo river and 25 de Abril Bridge. On the other side allows you to see the Martim Moniz Square and the slope of the belvedere of São Pedro de Alcantara. Also do not miss a visit in the late afternoon to watch the sunset. The price of entry to the castle is exaggerated. Tour not to be missed.

Visited July 2012
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“amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

one of the best sight seeing of Lisbon.

panoramic view . read the heritage of Portugal.

The castle is the highest point at the city and is but do not visible from everywhere..

Visited November 2012
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“St. George's Castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

What an amazing castle. We took the funicular part way up and then were astounded by the preservation of the castle. Definitely used as a fortification--the walls and entire castle were well preserved. Our favorite site in Lisbon.

Visited November 2012
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