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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 vacation planner.
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  • It is a must-see in Lisbon, because you have some incredible views, when we were 10-11 years ago the entrance to the castle was free and instead is now payment... and not cheap. In any case it is worth the visit!
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  • After a day strolling through the city, we came to the elevator just below Castelo de São Jorge. This brought us to near the entrance, then had to walk a little, but the climb was doing good. From the Castle you have truly stunning views of the city. On top of all trees and benches in the shade, so you relax can enjoy the fantastic view. There is not a whole lot to do, you can a round of walk over the archaeological site, but that was not the most beautiful. Go for the view!
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  • Visit to lovers of this beautiful historic site under a beautiful Sun that allowed us to have an extraordinary view over Lisbon. Even if that climbs a lot to get there from downtown, I recommend to go there on foot. You will discover very Uptown.
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  • This place is a must if visiting Lisbon. The castle provides an opportunity for a great experience with historical and romantic nature. Make sure you come early in the day to allow time for covering all its exciting corners. You will also meet some beautiful and noise peacocks there. If you would like to buy some unique magnets as souvenirs with Lisbon paintings you can visit a small Romanian shop nearby. When walking towards the castle you will encounter great architecture and stunning views on the right side. There is also a lift which shortens the way. The lift is situated near the hospital and has a supermarket right before it.
  • This is probably one of my favourite things to see in Lisbon you can either climb up which is nice as you go through a number of streets or you can take a tram up to some of the way and then walk the rest. But the views from here are spectacular all round, dotted with Cannons and statues. You can walk across the different levels of the castle. will take you about 1-2 hours. There are peacock roaming around which is interesting to see.
  • Breath taking views of Lisbon. Beautiful historic site of the city with many facilities - cafe, toilets and restaurant. Big queues to buy tickets -20 minutes in holiday peak! Peacocks are an extra attraction.
  • Great place to get a panoramic view of Lisbon and explore the castle itself. The exhibits give a nice account of the castle and its shifting inhabitants and walking the castle walls is a great experience. After checking out the castle, you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the company of the castle's peacocks.
  • This was my favorite place in Lisbon! The castle is beautifully maintained. They have a small exhibit of some of the artifacts found in the area. The view of the city is breathtaking! Worth the trip up.