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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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A lovely way to spend a few hours with fantastic views over the city of Lisbon and the river Tagus. Certainly gives you a different perspective from up high. Moorish castle which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lisbon is surrounded by Castles, to see how they have all survived the tests of time is amazing and a credit to how they were built and the Castelo de Sao Jorge is no different. It's an expensive attraction but if in the area worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely way to spend a few hours with fantastic views over the city of Lisbon and the river Tagus. Certainly gives you a different perspective from up high. Moorish castle which has been relatively recently restored (50 + years) still young.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Your can see the castle from most of Lisbon, unfortunately, once you get there there is really not much to see, the castle is mostly the outside walls that remain and the towers, the rest is in ruins. The best thing about the castle is the great views of the city that you get up there. They should probably recreate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice castle with very good views over Lisbon. It is not spectacular in itself, but it is enough to spend some hours in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A nice little trip if you are in the area but you can see a lot of the castle, and the little village around the castle, without paying the €8.50 entrance fee. In my opinion it was worth a trip but would be better priced at €4-5 as much of the excavation stuff was sectioned off and we weren't told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited most of the attractions in Lisbon, and I would mainly recomend only Castelo de Sao Jorge - the place is lovely, especially if you arrive at the opening, at 9am, when there aren't many tourists. Great Lisbon views, well maintained castle, cute places to sit and take a reading break, great for kids. I liked it:)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a bit of a climb since we decided to forgo the tuk tuk and taxi rides and did not know of the elevator but well worth it when we got to the top. We did have to pay to access the grounds but it was magnificent. Quite a few steps to climb to get to the walls but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting history and well documented as you walk about. Spread out over fairly large area. limited old artifacts to see, mostly buildings, peacocks and views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd read about the queues so decided to go early. I was there when it opened at 9am with a dozen or so other people. Had whole areas to myself before it started to get busier an hour or so later. Lovely castle and great views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The castle can be reached by 737 bus from Rossio station area or by tram 12 or 28. A day ticket for public transport is very reasonable at under 9 euros. Deposited near the castle gates you have enough energy to explore the spectacular views from lower or higher walls ( the first in shade of trees but the latter... 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.