Castelo de Sao Jorge

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Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal

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Great views from the castle! Feb 25, 2017
This magnificent castle above Lisbon is a great location to enjoy views over the city. From the castle, you can see across the city and pick out all the famous landmarks. I spent a lot of time here just taking photos and enjoying the views. The castle of Sao Jorge was built back in the 11th century by the Moors. Following Dom Afonso Henriques' conquering of Lisbon, the castle became home to Portuguese royalty. By the 13th century, the Moorish buildings had been enlarged to accommodate their royal occupiers. Following the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755, much of the castle was destroyed, however, the ruins of the Royal Palace have since been renovated and now house the castle museum and restaurant. While visiting the castle, be sure to take a look at the small museum which exhibits items found in the castle grounds, many which date back to the Moorish period.

The castle is open from 9am till 9pm between March and October and 9am to 6pm between November and February. There is an admission charge for entry and you must validate your ticket at the barriers to enter the main grounds of the castle.
Inside the Castelo
View of Restauradores from Castelo…
Cannon at the Castelo
Peacocks at Castelo Sao Jorge
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Bojasem Bojasem
216 reviews
Castelo de Sao Jorge Feb 03, 2017
I am thirsty to see Castelo de Sao Jorge i like history and heritage and i like know new things.not easy to find Saint George's Castle can be seen from almost everywhere in the city

and most people in this area do not speak English but if you

ask in the bus or the trolley they known.

St. George’s Castle On top of the highest hill in Lisbon sits St. George’s Castle. The area is called the Alfama. The castle started out as a 5th.

he pheasants who wander throughout the castle.The views are wonderful, we walked along the ramparts and sat under a tree to savour the atmosphere.

When you're walking through the old part of Lisbon you can see the Castle up above and it's very enticing.

Great experience I love the view and I'm proud of it's history

I recommended to you because have amazing panoramic city view and is a cool.
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loripori says:
Good review.
Posted on: Feb 05, 2017
118 reviews
The best view of the city! Jun 06, 2012
The castle is the highest point at the city and is visible from everywhere. The better -and difficult- way, is to walk till there, to see the beautifull neighborhoods of Lisbon. The ticket costs 7,50 euro and you provide the best view of the city!!! Inside castle there is a small archaeological museum and a souvenir shop. There is and a cafe to extinguish your thirst..:) For me Castelo de Sao Jorge is the number 1 attraction together Jeronimos monastery. Don't miss it!
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Johnpro Johnpro
208 reviews
Nice Castle with Panoramic View ! Mar 06, 2011
Saint George's Castle can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. Its oldest parts date from the 6th century, when it was fortified by the Romans, Visigoths, and eventually the Moors.

It served as a Moorish royal residence until Portugal's first king Afonso Henriques captured it in 1147 with the help of northern European crusaders on their way to the Holy Land. It was then dedicated to St. George, the patron saint of England, commemorating the Anglo-Portuguese pact dating from 1371, and became the royal palace until another one (that was destroyed in the Great Earthquake) was built in today's Comercio Square.

Most of the castle was destroyed over the years, especially in the Great Earthquake, but still includes a long extension of walls and 18 towers. Visitors can climb the towers and walk along the ramparts for the most breathtaking views of the city .

I recommended to you because have amazing panoramic city view and is a nice walk . Very easy to go, just walk up from Alfama or ride the bus number 37 !

The ticket was 7 euro @ 2011 :)

Some photos to have a look !
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semajelttil semajelt…
1 reviews
Jun 26, 2007
The Castelo de Sao Jorge was quite inexpensive and well worth it. The view itself is spectacular. Walking around, you can get basically a 360-degree view of the city, and the castle is quite high up to highlight this. The grounds are beautiful, and peacocks and cats can be seen wandering around, which adds to its charm. While I was there a singer was performing, giving us some pretty background music. Finally the castle itself is very hands-on. Visitors can walk up on the ramparts for great views and postcard-worthy photos. The castle is a nice short walk from a metro stop in the main tourist area of the city. The Lisbon metro system wasn't difficult to navigate at all. I definitely reccomend it to anyone.
A view from the ramparts of the ca…
The castle seen from the city.
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Suusj Suusj
198 reviews
Castelo de Sao Jorge, Lisboa Aug 07, 2007
Castello de Sao Jorge, is situated on a high hill and where from you can overview the city.

The building is very old as it is 6 DA and maybe even older!

In the middle ages:

Ownership of the castle during the late 12th century helped the people of Lisbon protect themselves from the Moors. When Lisbon became a capitol in 1255 the castle became a royal place.

From the 14th till the early 16th century one of the towers of the castle housed the archives of the kingdom.

During the late 16th century a new royal palace was build and so Castello de Sao Jorge lost it’s importance.

From 1780 till 1807 there was a charitable institution who educated poor kids was establishd in the castle.

In 1940 the ruin, was rebuild.

The castle is very famous specially for it’s view over the city of Lisbon.

Definitely worth paying a visit!
Castle of Sao Jorge
Castle of Sao Jorge
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Castle of Sao Jorge

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