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Castelo de S. Jorge

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 21 880 0620
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Open 7 days a week, Castelo de S. Jorge is now a place where you can enjoy...

Open 7 days a week, Castelo de S. Jorge is now a place where you can enjoy our heritage, get to know a little about Lisboa’s History at the Permanent Exhibition, explore the traces of the Moorish neighbourhood dating back from the 11th century at the Archaeological Site, discover yet unseen sights over the city on the Camera Obscura, stroll across the gardens and the belvederes, take a break at the Cafe do Castelo, participate of the guided tours or other didactical activities, or simply be enchanted by music, theatre, dancing and the talk shops on heritage that liven up your days at this remarkable Monument in Lisboa.

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Small-Group Lisbon Sightseeing Tour by Segway with Food Tastings
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Old Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge neighbours 3-Hour Walking Tour

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The walk up was majority of fun!!

The castle is worth a visit. However, I felt the walk up to the castle was half the fun. I enjoyed the steep hills, passing the quaint homes and observing the great views. If... read more

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

The castle is worth a visit. However, I felt the walk up to the castle was half the fun. I enjoyed the steep hills, passing the quaint homes and observing the great views. If you are able, skip the transportation and walk up the intimidating, but inviting stairs, from Martim Moniz metro up to the castle. Follow the signs and... More 

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Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You need to accès the hill taking two free elevator and walk a few minutes. Some queue to get the ticket is to be expected but after the nice garden with a magnificent view 360 degree around the city is worth to get. It takes about an hour to go inside the castle (outdoor only).

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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Nice climb to find it. Went to the lovely Igreja de Gracia first then walked from there. Fun to explore the grounds and ruins

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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The castle is at the top of Alfama district, it can be seen from many points around the city. The easy way to get there is with the no. 28 tram. Inside the castle we saw some cannons and there is a fabulous view. It’s a good starting point while visiting Alfama.

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Naantali, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
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This well maintained Moorish Castle is definitely a must see in Lisbon. As a bonus, you get amazing views to different parts of the City. Entrance fee to Castelo Sao Jorge(St. George's Castle) is 8.50€/person or 20€/whole family and it's worth it. You can walk down there to the City, but getting there almost requires taxi/bus/tram/tuk tuk, because it's a... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Castle is very interesting but not for the mobility challenged. It is a solid 4 block wlk from the Hop On - Hop Off stop and there are multiple stairs once inside. Very relaxed inside with many places to sit and relax. The views overlooking the city are many, with good photo ops.

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We walked up to the castle which wasn't as hard as we expected. The views of the city below were great. There are just ruins to wander around for just €8.50 per person. It's worth a visit.

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
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Getting up to the castle is very easy. You use one elevator that takes you up to a certain stage, then walk across the road and round the corner where you take a further elevator to the top. The elevators are free. The castle charges €8.50 to get in (€5 concessions). The views of Lisbon from the castle grounds are... More 

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West Yorkshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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We visited here last week and found it to be very interesting and well-worth the trek up there. Having said that we cheated half way up and got a tuk-tuk for the rest of the journey. Not for the faint-hearted for sure. It's a fabulous castle with the most wonderful views and also very windy which is great in summer.... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Visited the castle with a group of friends. €8,50 entrance fee.There was hardly a line. When exiting the castle though, an immense line had appeared. So perhaps it's easier to book in advance. Didn't book a tour and had no guide. Just wandered around and enjoyed the view. Perhaps a guide or tour would be a wise idea if you... More 

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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Explore narrow streets and alleyways, small cafes and, of course, the internationally acclaimed Fado music. The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city but the contiguous neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of Fado, where you'll discover the best "tascas," eat delicious fresh fish and drink great wines. Discover hidden viewpoints and ancient traces of other civilizational ruins in the heart of the Portuguese capital. These are centuries-old neighborhoods that will welcome you to the very best of old Lisbon culture.
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