Castelo de S. Jorge, Lisbon

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Castle · Historic Site
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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  • A can’t miss site visible from anywhere in the city. It has a varied history dating back almost 1500 years through Roman, Visigoth and Moor influences. It has served as a fortress through various...  more »
  • Great views over Lisbon, you truly get a true sense of the city. Nice place to take photos and to walk around not much more.:)  more »
  • To be honest, the Castle area is not that huge and compared to other European castles there isn't an awful lot to see or do here. Still, it's worth it for the views - Tram 28 stops around the corner.....  more »
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  • It is of utmost importance that if you're visiting Lisbon, that you come to the Castle of Saint Jorge. Sit with your better half at the Romantic Garden. See the views from the vantage points around the Castle Grounds Retaining Walls. Walk over the Atria and the Watchtowers. It was great to walk, sit and contemplate on the site of real history and my personal heritage.
  • it is one major attraction of Lisbon. A must see because of the ruins of the castle and the views from its privileged location. Attention is required when walking the towers because steps are irregular (no handrail) and it can be slippery. The Castle is located in one of the oldest areas of Lisbon. The way to the Castle , walking up those old street adds to the visit. Short walking distance from Downtown and Commerce Square (another must see)
  • A wonderful location in Lisbon and a must see for tourists. We visited on a Saturday morning and the place wasn't too busy. You could walk from the city centre or take a bus, which is what we did. Make sure to have your online tickets ready, or you can buy them there (10€ per adult). The vibes are amazing! Further, inside the castle area there are some lovely corner shops where you will have the opportunity to buy wine or food 🍷🍰! So relaxing! And the massive birds will make you smile! Totally recommend!
  • They take your entry fee without telling you most all the exhibits advertised are closed. There is also nothing on their website letting you know what is closed. You can wander around the old castle but there is nothing telling you about the different areas or what your seeing. Once you make it to the museum there is a pamphlet that give some explanation, which you should receive when you first enter. There is a decent cafe and the grounds are nice with views overlooking the city but there are plenty of other place you can view and coffee.
  • Beautiful castle ruins to visit and offers great view of Lisbon city and around. You can divide your discovery in two, first with the lookout on the way up and then inside the Castle ! Still busy in October, although we thought it was low season... we can only imagine what the summer looks like here. So our suggestion, visit the castle early morning. Tram 28 goes there!

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