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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  • It is a nice and clean castle! We just entered the castle because we wanted to have the view to take some nice photographs. We started out wandering around the castle trying to get a view without buying tickets, but the complete top of that specific hill are occupied by the castle grounds, so there was no chance of us snapping a nice shot. So we did buy 2x tickets which came to 18€ together, which I found a bit expensive just to take a few photos. The castle itself is super clean and very nice to see. Just remember that the actual castle is not that old, as it has been rebuild, so it is not really that genuine. Most people go there for the views though, as they are stunning. There is restaurants and toilets in that place as well, so you can spend some good quality time there.
  • Long ques to get in but they moved fast. £7.50 each. Once inside the castle was spacious and easy to move around. Stunning views of the city. Not disability friendly as like most of Lisbon, there are lose floor tiles everywhere and it's easy to trip up. Archaeological section is only open at certain times of the day. No information about the castle on site such as boards or leaflets. The castle is well kept has toilets, a shop, ice cream sales and a restaurant. We didn't have a meal but I imagine the location is pretty at night.
  • Great value at E20 for a family. There's quite a bit to see and the views are amazing. If you fancy it there's food and drink available. Some great history to get immersed in too. Highly recommended!
  • Great view of the city. Signage could be better. Steps to the upper part of the castle walls are precarious but that is the design of the castle. Perhaps some signs warning about the steepness, particularly the descent, would be useful. Maps showed an interactive display within the castle but we could not find it and there were no guides evident to ask. A great asset to the city but could be so much more.
  • Nice views from the ruins of a castle on top of one of the hills of Lisbon. Entry fee 8.5e per adult and free for children below 10 years of age. Except nice views and some old cannons only center defence structure to view. That being said it would be shame not to check it off the list. On the bright side if you choose to walk to the castle you will be walking through streets of Alfama which is nice.
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