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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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Worth a visit for the super view of Lisboa

Not much to see inside the castle but it has a fantastic good full view of Lisboa. Worth a visit and spend good time for photos. There is a restaurant inside the castle and it got... read more

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Not much to see inside the castle but it has a fantastic good full view of Lisboa. Worth a visit and spend good time for photos. There is a restaurant inside the castle and it got a private function when we there, so better call or email them in advance before any disappointment.

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Perth, Australia
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An easy tram ride or short walk from Brown's Boutique Hotel finds one at the Castelo with its wonderful views and ancient history. This site it provides the photographer or romantic with sights and emotions, and climbing the heights shows the city and port below. Ancient Olive trees, Roman steps, bronze canons and large stone pavers great the visitors. You... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Castelo de Sao Jorge or (Saint George Castle) is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic centre of Lisbon and Tagus River. The strongly fortified citadel dates from medieval period of Portugal, and is one of the main tourist sites of Lisbon.One of the best place to view the city.

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Built on a group of hills it was obvious that Lisbon would use the highest to site an impressive fortified Castle. The site is compact and uses the traditional fortification surrounded by grounds and then a ‘town’ making this a self-contained and defendable unit. Admission is 8.5 euros and includes the whole site so very reasonable. The town is alive... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love walking around that fort for the view. My legs were shaking from the height but I would totally do it again. It was quite windy the day I visited...a bit hard to take photos with hair down... haha girls problem ! Nice sunset view too !

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From this castle you can see Amazing panoramic views of Lisbon. I would recommend going earlier in the day to avoid larger crowds but either way it is a great way to view the city. They offer a student admission price.

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Toured this castle, has great views of the surrounding city and river. It is hard to imagine the work it took to build this castle.

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There is not much of a castle to see but the view is very nice. If the weather is nice you can see most of the city. There is just not much to do when you get to the top.

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Visited on our last day in Portugal as we were staying in a hotel in the castle walls. Really well organised, plenty to see and do and nice cafe and restaurant. The views from the castle walls were fantastic and the history of the castle is fascinating. The archeological digs are very interesting.

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Well worth a visit for around 9 Euros. Don't forget to take your camera as you can get some lovely photographs from the elevated position overlooking the City.

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Staying in Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria

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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.