"Castelo de Sao Jorge" Castelo de São Jorge Tip by antistar

Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon: 129 reviews and 288 photos

  Castelo de Sao Jorge
by antistar

Offering great views both of the castle itself, and the city from the castle walls, the Castelo of Lisbon is an easily visited and unmissable landmark of the city. Placed right on top of the Alfalma, the castle is built within old Moorish walls, and after the re-capture of the city it became the home of the royal family, before they moved down to the ill-fated Terreiro do Paco where the Prace do Commerico is now.

The complex is great to wander around, with cool shaded walks along the ramparts with views down on the city below, and a system of towers and fortifications to climb and get lost in.

It costs 3 euros to enter, and strangely you must buy the tickets at a building some way down the hill and set back from the road, so be on your look out for a ticket office to save yourself time and energy.

Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa
Directions: Above the Alfama.
Phone: +351 21 880 0620
Website: http://castelodesaojorge.pt/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 12, 2013
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