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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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  • Arrived at the Castle by tram 28 I could admire city views from the Castle because of the beautiful sunny day. Really nice inside Castle with even peacocks in a green part of the Castle. Council to assist also in the illustration of how formerly controlled the entire town below and arrivals from the river.
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  • Very scenic.... but tiring to climb up.. ha ha.. for €8.50 p adult. It was quite a big area and every part and corners you'll see people taking photos.... the view was spectacular. We were there from ...  more »
  • Wonderful castle with a view of the entire Lisbon! Not to be missed! Organized and speak all languages!
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  • Not advisable for anyone who would struggle with a lot of uneven surfaces and steps. Suitable footwear is a must! I slipped over a lot as I wore sandals. Really great views across Lisbon. 8.50 for an adult ticket. Queues for the camera obscura.
  • A good opportunity to see the castle walls from the attacker's point of view. Shaded by olive trees and hosting a number of peacocks, well worth a stroll after you've made the climb.
  • A beautiful garden of the castelo de Sao Jorge, where you can see a good part of Portugal history, and have the best view to see the whole city of Lisbon. Don't forget to take a photo with the peacocks there.
  • Amazing view up here
  • Garden with some archaeological remains to see quickly. The best enjoy the views of the of the Baixa and Chiado neighbourhoods
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