Castelo de S. Jorge, Lisbon

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Castelo de S. Jorge, a second-century citadel, overlooks the historical center of the city. This castle dates back to medieval times, approximately 48 BCE, when the city was under Roman rule. Celtic people originally inhabited this hilltop location, but ownership of the area changed over the years from Phoenicians, Greeks, and Carthaginians to Romans and a few other key players. In the 10th century, Moorish people fortified the fortress with cerca Moura, or Moorish encirclement. Though the 1755 Lisbon earthquake destroyed much of the castle, the remaining ruins are still open to the public. Explore one of the city's most popular tourist sites by foot, take in views from its high vantage point, and discover the castle's archeological and historic relevance. Plan to see Castelo de S. Jorge and other attractions that appeal to you using our Lisbon driving holiday planning site .
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  • Very impressive place, the adult ticket is €8.50 and allows a visit to 360° of the building: from backyards to the walls.
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  • We've been travelling through Spain and Portugal for the past month, and seen several castles. This was one of the best, with the ability to walk all of the walls and turrets, and an acconpanying broc...  more »
  • Park, one has a magnificent view over the city of Lisbon. The castle is moderately interesting
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  • Amazing castle, a bit of a challenge walking up, but definitely worth it. The queue to get in was fairly quick, €8.50 entrance to access the grounds, including the castle, gardens, museum and archaeological site. The outer wall view overlooking the city is breathtaking, from the view of the river to the pastel coloured buildings below. One of the best aspects of walking these grounds is coming across the beautiful Peacocks that reside here, roaming the castle freely. There are also many cats, especially near the cafe. The Castle itself is a little dangerous to climb up as the inner barriers at the first level is only around 3 feet high. But the views from the top of the castle is amazing. I highly recommend you visit this castle, it's full of history and beauty.
  • A must see in Lisbon! , One of the best castle I have ever visited. The ticket is 8.50 pp and it really worths. You would have an incredible view over the Lisbon, very ancient places to visit and some peacocks to fascinate you ! The toilets are free. The restaurant and bar has a good quality and nice staff but a bit expensive in comparison with nearby ones.
  • I enjoyed a nice walk through the medieval castle and park. Only the walls of the castle remain (you cannot go indoors). There is a nice view of Lisbon from here. In summer, you can probably enjoy a good drink on the stone benches and tables. However, in March, nobody was serving any drinks. There is a small souvenir shop inside.
  • Stunning views. 8.50 for adults, 5 for elderly and students (with ID). Recommend going an hour or 2 before sunset as the views and lighting are spectacular. Castle is nothing very special, mainly ruins but fun to climb around. And lots of peacocks roaming around which is cool.
  • The castle provides a great view of the city. The battlements are almost all accessible but beware they aren't well guard railed and the steps can be very steep so take care. The iron age section is on accessible via guided tour so take not of tour times when you get there and plan your route so you can join one.
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