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“Amazing site to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. George's Castle (Castelo de Sao Jorge)

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 #29 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.
Brno, Czech Republic
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“Amazing site to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Really nice place to see, especially when weather is good. Nice views over whole Lisbon. It took us more that 3 hours to went through whole areal of the castle. I really reccomand periscore (in price of basic admission which is 7,50 EUR) - it took cca 30 mins and we sam every part od Lisbon. Castle is easy accesible via tram 28 or bus from Praca de Figueira.

Visited January 2013
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“Great View of Lisbon”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Castelo de S. Jorge is one of those "must see touristic stops" in Lisbon. My reviews are always biased by the fact that I have small children and of course I'm influenced by their experience at the place as well as mine. I think if I was traveling just with my husband, I would've given this attraction a "very good" rating, but with my twin toddlers tagging along, I have to give it a "good" review. The reason why it's because it has a lot of dangerous spots for small children, so one has to be very attentive at all times, which ends up impacting your own experience. Neverthless, my girls had a good time, lots of space for them to run. There is also a museum and the views of Lisbon are beautiful.

Visited August 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Interesting Castle with Great Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Very interesting castle with lovely city and sea views. Good English information. Bit of a hike up from the city so use the tram or bus. Find the nice port shop nearby for refreshments!

Visited August 2012
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“Castelo de Sao Jorge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Interesting castle. Lots to see and do. Nice period building. Lots of sightseers the day we were there and a line up to get in but it moved swiftly and we are on our way in no time. Better shopping the farther you get away from the castle. A lot of the same items but cheaper. Also found a great jewellery shop near our hotel.

Visited April 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

It was a nice walk up to the castle (beware lots of stairs, but very manageable if you're fit) through the old tiled houses and narrow lanes. The highlight of the castle was the awesome view of Lisbon and walking through the old castle walls.

Visited February 2013
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