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“Nice ruin with lots of battlements” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Castelo de Sao Jorge

Castelo de Sao Jorge
Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal (Castelo)
+351 218 800 620
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Ranked #29 of 184 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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.
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“Nice ruin with lots of battlements”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Nice and picturesque, but not a lot to absorb a person unless you like peacocks or taking photos of ruins

Visited March 2013
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“Worth seeing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

If you are in Lisbon it is worth checking out, but it isn't anything spectacular. When I was there I saw a bunch of peacocks, which were cool.

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“Nice views and a relaxing wander.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Not a whole lot going on in the castle but its a old castle and i much prefer that. You can walk around enjoying the varied views of Lisbon is relative peace and for me this was the best part.

There is a tiny museum in the centre of the castle that isn't great and does display some of the tiniest archaeological 'finds' i have ever seen. Its all a little bit tacked on but killed 10 minutes.

The cafe in the Castle grounds is awful though. I'd give it a steer and go to one of the cafe's just outside the gate.

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Walking through the ruins of St George Castle you can enjoy the most beautiful views over Lisbon and on the way down walk through the atmospheric Alfama district.

Visited April 2012
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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

To get to the Castle there are many steps to climb but taxis do drive to the entrance or there is a bus / tram that stops close by.

Great views. Very picturesque. Clean cafe / wc's.
Helpful staff and very friendly.

Great for taking pics of the whole of Lisbon once at top of castle.

Would recommend a visit.

Visited March 2013
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