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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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Хороший вид на город

Medieval castle in the city centre. Not much to see considering history. Castle itself is not very big and not much thing preserved in it. But definitely worth visiting, there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Medieval castle in the city centre. Not much to see considering history. Castle itself is not very big and not much thing preserved in it. But definitely worth visiting, there is some kind of peaceful aura. And absolutely amazing view of the city and river/ocean from the castle walls.

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Shanghai, China
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's good to climb up and enjoy the view from the top. But the whole castle is nothing special compared to the Moors Castle in Sintra, which is maintained more at its original state. If you have been to the one in Sintra, you may skip this one.

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Lindlar, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The view over Lisbon is grand and the Castle itself is an impressive Building. The historical part could be better for non guided tourist, there is only a small pamphlet you get handed. Maybe the tours make up for this. The Museum on the grounds was not very impressive.

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The visit of the Castle Sao Jorge is an essential part of any trip to Lisbon. As one of the highest points in this hilly city, the castle offers beautiful views over Lisbon. The remains invite for a stroll, imagining how things might have looked in the past. From the Castle take a walk down the Alfama district, the oldest... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a Moorish castle that was reconfigured and reconstructed over many centuries. It's lookout points are beautiful. You can see all over Lisbon. The walk around gives a great feel to what it must have been like in the past. There are several charming restaurants inside. The souvenir shops just outside are high priced counterparts to those in other... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have to say that I love this place. Wonderful architecture, incredible views over Lisbon and steeped in history. You're allowed to wander virtually anywhere. Some bits are slightly hair raising with incredibly steep steps and virtually no safety rails but there are plenty of secure walkways for the less adventurous!

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you would like to take a look of Lisbon from above, visit this Castle! I visited the Castelo de São Jorge for the first time with my primary tacher, I didn't remember how beautiful this castle was when i visit it in my 20's. I live in the other side if the river and from the Cristo Rei its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great scenery and nice walk. In the ticket is also included the camera obscura and amazing view of the city! Must visit

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit. Very organised getting you in, cheap too, not really for those who are uneasy on their feet as you can imaging it is an old castle and the ground is a little uneven but that did not stop the 75 year old iin our group although she did not climb high onto the... More 

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Gelnhausen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to get a good capture of the entire city then this castle has the best view points.As far as the castle itself is concerned,the fee you pay to enter and the efforts to reach here isn't as worthy.A complete no for people with mobility troubles.

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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.