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“Amazing place to go with children...”

Castelo de S. Jorge
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Old Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge neighbours 3-Hour Walking Tour
Ranked #19 of 430 things to do in Lisbon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Open 7 days a week, Castelo de S. Jorge is now a place where you can enjoy our heritage, get to know a little about Lisboa’s History at the Permanent Exhibition, explore the traces of the Moorish neighbourhood dating back from the 11th century at the Archaeological Site, discover yet unseen sights over the city on the Camera Obscura, stroll across the gardens and the belvederes, take a break at the Cafe do Castelo, participate of the guided tours or other didactical activities, or simply be enchanted by music, theatre, dancing and the talk shops on heritage that liven up your days at this remarkable Monument in Lisboa.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
São José do Rio Preto, Brasil
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Amazing place to go with children...”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

The building is not the real old one, but it looks like an old castle. Beyond that, it was built on the same place where we had a muslim fortress and, after that, a portuguese fortress and real castle. The place is very beautiful. Kids were astonished about the place. This is a must see...

Visited June 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, well worth the climb”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Wear sensible shoes if you're planning to visit the castle - between the climb up to the castle and the steps to go up and down the walls, this is not a tour for stillettos. The grounds outside of the castle walls are beautifully shaded and breezy, and offer magnificent views of the city. The cafe is small but reasonably priced and has small tables outside where peacocks roam looking for handouts. We had a really nice morning and took over a hundred photos.

Visited June 2013
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“well worth the visit”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We used the tram from Jeronimos Monastery to reach a square walking distance from the Castle. However, we chose taking another tram up the very steep hill to get us closer. The visit was well worth the time. We had spectacular views and there is quite a lot to see. It appears that they also have concerts at the castle and we hope to someday attend one.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic Views”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We tried to follow a guided walk up through Alfama, and got lost, but that was part of the fun. It was well worth the climb as the views were fantastic and by paying the low entrance fee we were able to escape the crowds and relax on the ramparts. My partner loved the battlements which aren't for those who have a fear of heights; or those who don't yet realise they have a fear of heights! The castle is home to many cats who are fed by the restaurant after closing time, they are friendly and will enjoy a fuss.

Visited June 2013
Thank Caroline M
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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Incredible views of the city, but beware the climb”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you are on a tour, buses cannot make it to the top, so you have to climb 20 minutes up a steep cobblestone street. One lady in our group was wearing heels and not having fun. Some of the older members of the group struggled also.

But once we made it, the views of Lisbon and the Tagus River were absolutely amazing!

Visited June 2013
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