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Castelo de S. Jorge

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Ticket to Castelo de São Jorge - Skip the Line Access
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Ticket to Castelo de São Jorge - Skip the Line Access
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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...more
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Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
+351 21 880 0620
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Reviewed 2 days ago

if the interest is also history, this is a must visit to experience the history and the beautiful views of Lisbon.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RuiFragoso
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This Moorish castle situated on a hilltop provides stunning views of the city and river. Entry is €8.50 for adults so it is a bargain to see this stunning castle. You could easily spend over two hours here.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JamesL1979
Reviewed 2 days ago

Would highly recommend the tour that is included in the gate cost. The views are spectacular. We went near sunset. Can see all of Lisbon from up high. The history is phenomenal. Do this!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lori71264
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great look back into history, a great view of the city from high up and the people watching is entertaining. Be sure to get the small portion liqueur shots (I forgot what they are called) from the vendors before you go in;...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LuvMuscle
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking up the hill (steep) to the castle itself, you feel as if you have stepped back in time. There are souvenir sellers and small businesses in buildings that have existed since the Moors created the fort that the castle is built on top. Quite...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank newyorkseestheworld
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On my recent trip to Lisbon took one of the hop on hop off busses & it took me up to the castle. It’s worth the trip up there just for the view alone & the old town is stunning

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GaryNewcastleStaffs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s great - good value and views to die for, walk around battlements worth doing but I imagine this would be hard work in the Summer. Camera Obscura worth 20 mins of our time and a gentle walk around the gardens with a glass of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SimonF1775
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the castle at the end of a walking tour of Lisbon, and it was a lovely chilled out atmosphere with beautiful gardens and amazing views out across all directions of the city. The small area of town that you walk through to get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lulu_Dee3
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful experience of an historical fort. Many stairs and wandering places, even a spot to stop for a glass of Vino Verde. On the top of the hill, difficult to get to, no parking

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelingGranny1943
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked up to the castle on the last day you can spend a couple of hours wandering around and taking in the breathtaking views of Lisbon. The cost is reasonable so worth seeing.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from A G | Reviewed this property |
I seem to remember a cafe inside the walls, newish building, I didn't go in but there are no views from this cafe. You would have to pay the entrance fee to get in the gate. If you only want a cafe not the castle there are... More
September 12, 2018|
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Response from Elaine F | Reviewed this property |
Theere are a couple of cafes inside the castle so you would have to buy a ticket. However there are plenty of cafes around the castle perimeter and in the side streets on the journey up to/from the castle. Just check the... More
August 16, 2018|
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Response from FritzD_dingen | Reviewed this property |
D not know about travel times, but the easiest and cheapest way is to go to Pingo Doce supermarket at Rua Madeelana / Largo do Chão do Loureiro. Take the elevator to the 7th floor and you are almost there! No queues, no... More
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Phoenix, Arizona
Itinerary Review (2 Replies)
Hi All, We are planning 4 days in Lisbon this holiday season. We land in Lisbon early AM on 12/25. Here's the plan: 12/25 - Praça do Comércio, Rossio Square, Chiado and Bairro Alto. Taking it easy since this will be our first day and we might be a bit jetlagged. 12/26 - Alfama, Castelo de S. Jorge, and Church of Sao Vincente. 12/27 - Rent a car and drive to Sintra. On the way, make a quick stop at Queluz National Palace (ok to drop this if you think this day is super packed)....More
September 28, 2016|
Response fromClaudia N|
I would drop the rental car. Much of what you can do can be done via the train from Rossio Station. I found Cabo da Roca a huge disappointment. We were there with about six busloads of people that wanted to climb over the low board fences to take selfies with big long annoying selfie sticks. Not a pleasant time and NOT a memorable moment.
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Lisbon Report 16-20/04/17 (4 Replies)
Just back from 4 days in Lisbon. I'm from Newcastle in England, first thing the weather, very hot through the day and warm on the evenings, t-shirt and shorts through the day, and the same out on the night time, if your from down south you might need a jumper. We stayed in Figueira square, so we were central to most things. We visited the oceanaria which was very good and interesting €18 each to get in. We got the yellow hop on hop off bus, this started in Figueira square, better than...More
April 21, 2017|
Response fromptnov64|
Thanks for the report, you've been very lucky with the weather, usually not so hot...
Arkam U
London, United Kingdom
Lisbon Trip Planning (6 Replies)
Hi All, I am planning a 1/2/3 day trip to Lisbon in August. Below are the list of places i want to visit in order 1-Miradouro da Senhora do Monte 2-Torre de Belem 3-Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara 4-Castelo de S Jorge 5-Miradouro de Santa Luzia 6-Padrao dos Descobrimentos 7-25 de Abril Bridge 8-Miradouro da Graca 9-Vasco da Gama Bridge 10-Rossio Square I need help as follows a- I want someone to tell me which of these require a ticket and if...More
July 27, 2017|
Response fromr c|
- what i do is to plot them on a map to get an idea on the location and where things are located. - i will also plot there I'm staying sot that i can get an idea on how much travel i will be doing daily. - you can use a paper map or use google maps. - i then group the things into areas. If you are going there for 3 days, then i try to group them into as many days as i will be there. - the Belem Tower will get crowded and a long line. I got there late AM when i was there and...More