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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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Wear comfortable shoes!!!

It is wonderful place to visit. Strategically situated with wonderful views. It is worth going there even just for views on a good day. It is a very steep climb upto the castle so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spectacular views with a castle to boot. Overlooking the city you have an all round view and you can pick out other attractions.

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Thank Jim B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is definitly not worth the money. You have a great view but that's all. You can also have a great view in the city center on the lift. And that isn't that cheap.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fun place to explore and great views of Lisbon. See the old castle/fort and spend part of the day exploring the fort city and the Alfama neighborhood .

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is wonderful place to visit. Strategically situated with wonderful views. It is worth going there even just for views on a good day. It is a very steep climb upto the castle so if you are with young children or don't fancy the steep climb, it might be worth to get a taxi. Trams get very busy. Just be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Castle had its pros and cons. The castle was nice to walk around and see the views from above. There are several different levels of the castle where you do have to walk up and down several stairs to get to. There’s not much to see inside the castle – it’s really more so to see Lisbon from above.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a hard steep walk at times (maybe take a tuk tuk - they are all electric so you won't add to pollution). Once there, the view is a winner. And the air is cool (most welcome in summer) and the walks are really worth it. The day I visited a couple were walking their cat, other walked their dogs... More 

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Parkville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Old stone fortress overlooking Lisbon. Incredible views of the city and Tagus River. Be careful walking; all of the walkways are cobblestone that have become polished with weather and wear. The walking surfaces are uneven so wear flat shoes. Be sure to climb the stairs inside to access the towers and parapets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the 8.50 euro entry....spent over 4 hours here.On arrival very large patio area to take in the views which got better and better as you climbed.Plenty of shade to sit and rest.As there are some steep inclines would recommend travellers in wheel chairs make the most of this area.Very easy route to take in all the delights of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took taxi as there were 3 of us so it was cheaper than a tour bus. Very well restored and has interesting stonework design. Don't bother walking to the waterside, modern cafe, with glass veranda thats through the park as staff only serve young women!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is a hard climb, so a good tip is to take a taxi up the hill and then walk down. A great view over Lisbon and the Tejo river from the castle, which is the best part of the visit. The castle is beautiful but it would be so more interesting to visit if there were more information... More 

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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.