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“Great views over LIsbon” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Castelo de Sao Jorge

Castelo de Sao Jorge
Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal (Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria)
+351 218 800 620
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Ranked #20 of 390 things to do in Lisbon
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Owner description: 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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“Great views over LIsbon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Enjoyed this visit very much. Castle not the best I have visited but the views over the surrounding area/city of Lisbon made it worthwhile. Spent an enjoyable couple of hours there.

Visited September 2013
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“Guard rail needed on upper level...dangerous!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The view is breathtaking. The castel is only the 4 walls/towers and no roof. There should be railng around the upper level as the walls are very low and anyone, especially a child could fall over. The small garden area was nice with peacocks and their babies.

Visited September 2013
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“Magnificent views from St. George's Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We visited the iconic Lisbon landmark - Castelo de Sao Jorge castle during our maiden visit to Lisbon on 05-07 July 2013. We had the Lisboa card with which we got 30% discount for entry to the castle which proved quite useful considering the expensive entry fee to the castle costing around 9-10 Euro each ticket.
The castle was once a fortress (taken by the Moors in 1147 AD) which explains it's strategic location on a hill top offering fantastic views over the city and the Tagus river. You can also get scenic vistas of the Alfama or the old part of the city and the 25th April Bridge from the castle precincts. The 10-15 minutes journey by the vintage yellow coloured Lisbon trams from Figuera Square to the castle also offers panoramic views of the city. Would definitely suggest as a must visit attraction in Lisbon for tourists.

Visited July 2013
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“wonderful city views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The moorish castle provides some lovely views of the city from about 5 different towers. The archealogical museum can be quickly viewed in about 15 minutes. There is a cafe and clean restrooms and a couple of people selling touristy wares.

Visited August 2013
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“Must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very old, big and beautiful castle with magnificent view of the city of Lisbon. Not even expensive and offers student discount.

Visited August 2013
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