"Castelo de S. Jorge" Castelo de São Jorge Tip by rp6686

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

  Castelo de S. Jorge
by rp6686

Saint George Castle is a charming hilltop citadel with geese and ducks roaming around the castle gardens. Once used as a fortress, today it is home to many local families and a place that certainly deserves a visit.

Visitors can climb the towers and walk along the reconstructed ramparts of the castle walls and wonder at the spectacular views over Lisboa and the Tejo river, while local men play backgammon and cards under the trees.

Conquered by the Moors in 1147, Saint George Castle has an area of around 6000 square metres with several towers, look-outs, a dry moat and two squares divided by an internal wall with a connecting door.

Also not to be missed on the castle is the Ogival House, with its five ogival arches, where you can see the 17th-century door that made the connection to the jails once located here.
The symbiosis between the castle and the landscape couldn't be better. Due to its historical background and the dazzling views it offers, this is the perfect place for a well-spent afternoon!

After sunset it can be a dangerous area.

Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa
Directions: Exit the metro at "Baixa/ Chiado" or "Rossio" and ask someone how to go to the castelo.
You'll find indications nearby. Prepare to walk up the hill...

Phone: +351 21 880 0620
Website: http://castelodesaojorge.pt/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 24, 2003
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