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Castelo de Sao 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: +351 218 800 620
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Located in the historic Alfama district, this brooding Moorish castle...

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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Price is too high for a castle, the camera oscura is nice with a good guide. Worth visit of 2 hours. We recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Price is too high for a castle, the camera oscura is nice with a good guide. Worth visit of 2 hours. We recommend

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got there by coincidence during sunset. The castle is nice especially with the peacocks and the architecture but the most famous I guess is the view of Lisbon and especially the old town. I would recommend you take a a proper camera and dont forget your panoramic view photos as they are memorable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent a nice morning at the Castelo. Went around opening time so there were no crowds. Spent about 2 hours taking in the views, and enjoying a snack at the cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice place to visit : enjoy the landscape from the top of the hill ! If you like history, you'll like, if not, you still can do a small promenade !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a little tricky to get there (two lifts, both free of charge and some ascent streets) from the Rossio Metro station, but when you get there you'll see why you can't miss this attraction. It offers the best views of Lisbon's old centre until the river and has a castle with towers and corridors that well worth the visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take the historical 28 tram to the castle and then explore. A lot fun just taking the tram and then you have the castle to see and then you can walk down winding streets through the neighborhoods, grab a bite to eat, and end up down at the Tagus river. Fun way to spend the day and great views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very much enjoyed the time I spent at this castle. Great inside and has wonderful views when you venture upwards. Took a lot of wonderful photographs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle had amazing views of Lisbon, probably the best of the city. They also had ruins from the Iron Age. The castle from the medieval times is a must visit in Lisbon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On foot it's a bit of an uphill walk but well worth the effort and entry fee. The views of Lisbon are terrific, lots of photo opportunities. There is a restuarant within the walls also toilets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Castelo de St George is amazing. The castle is so well preserved and the architecture was brilliantly constructed! I wish it wasn't so hot otherwise we would have spent more time sightseeing. Warning!!! - getting here is treacherous if you have a baby. It's hard enough going uphill by yourself! Take a taxi or uber. If you have time take... 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.