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“Wish I'd brought my son here when knights were his passion” 5 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 #19 of 424 things to do in Lisbon
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.
Chesham, United Kingdom
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“Wish I'd brought my son here when knights were his passion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Great place to imagine pouring boiling oil on the invaders, and lots of slot windows to shoot arrows through. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit which my son would have enjoyed a few years back. Lots of high walls to see views, and turrets too. If you are a health and safety freak or little unsteady on your pins, this isn't the place for you - trip hazards galore!

Visited April 2013
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“A View to the City's Past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Castle has a commanding view of the city and is a very pleasant place to explore. The view of the City is excellent and it includes a museum, an archeological dig and restaurant so it is easy to spend time there. It is about a half hour climb by foot from Baixa (there are lots of shops and restaurants along the way) or you can take the tiny street car (#28) which is a very interesting ride through steep, narrow streets which brings you near the Fort. We felt the visit was quite worthwhile but suggest visiting the site when the weather is good.

Visited April 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Loved this castle. Wonderful views and historical value. Be sure to take a tram if you don't want to walk up a very steep incline.

Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Nice view, interesting spot.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Worth the admission fee to go in and walk around for an hour. If you're afraid of heights, however, you may not want to pay to go in as most of the best viewing areas are on small, high catwalks.

Visited March 2013
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

A must see, wonderful views of the city of Lisbon from many directions. Everything about this place was great

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