Castle Of Sao Jorge

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  • Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +351-218800620
  • Ticket Price: 80 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Castle, Square, Family And Kids, Fort, Heritage Building

Castle Of Sao Jorge - Review

The Castle of Sao Jorge is renowned as a Moorish manor possessing a highly summoning topmost ridge disregarding the notable focus of the Portuguese city of Lisbon and Tagus River. The firmly sustained fortification dates since the medieval time of Portuguese history, and is one of the principle vacationer locales of Lisbon. The chateau's foot shaped impression is harshly square, and it was initially surrounded by a divider, to shape a fortification.

The stronghold complex comprises of the manor itself or the castelejo, and some subordinate edifices inclusive of the vestiges of the imperial castle, the arrangements, and a vast terraced square from which a great panoramic view of Lisbon is visible. The principle passageway to the fortress is a nineteenth century entryway surmounted by the ensign of Portugal, the name of Queen Maria II, dated the year of 1846. This door allows access to the fundamental square- the Praca d'armas. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Lisbon Itinerary 7 Days.

Castle Of Sao Jorge Information

  • The Praca d'armas is embellished with old cannons and a bronze statue of Afonso Henriques, the Portuguese ruler who conquered the manor from the Moors. This model is a duplicate of the nineteenth century original model by the artist Antonio Soares dos Reis.

Castle Of Sao Jorge Hours

  • Periscope- Tower of Ulysses (subject to weather conditions) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

How To reach Castle Of Sao Jorge by Public Transport

  • Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo

Restaurants Near Castle Of Sao Jorge

  • Confraria
  • Santo Sntonio Alfama
  • Stravaganza

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  • Castle Of Sao Jorge Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Castle Of Sao Jorge Contact Number: +351-218800620
  • Castle Of Sao Jorge Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Castle Of Sao Jorge Price: 80 EUR
  • Best time to visit Castle Of Sao Jorge(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Castle Of Sao Jorge: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Castle Of Sao Jorge

  • 86.12% of people who visit Lisbon include Castle Of Sao Jorge in their plan

  • 34.35% of people start their Castle Of Sao Jorge visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Castle Of Sao Jorge

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

89.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Castle Of Sao Jorge

People normally club together Cascais Old Town and Oceanário De Lisboa while planning their visit to Castle Of Sao Jorge.

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Castle Of Sao Jorge, Lisbon Reviews

  • Amazing views from the top, the castle is placed on the highest hill in the city. There is no access to rooms, chambers, etc but the whole tour is nice. There are bars and restaurants that fit in just perfect. Pay attention as there is no protection (as fences on the edge of the towers or extra protection on the stairs) which I enjoyed because it makes the tour more authentic.

  • You can easily spend an entire day here. If you can, I would wait until late in the day, so you can get some amazing sunset shots u less you want to come back or stay. Nice cafe there where you can get drinks and some food. I was amazed at how much stuff you can climb on and walk around. Go to the center there and you can get a guided tour in your language.

  • Good place for stunning views over Lisbon. You can walk the walls of the castle, there is a camera obscura (be prepared to queue for this) and a small but interesting exhibition with a small gift shop on the way out. We had a beer in the cafe (more expensive than outside but very refreshing!). There are toilets. Obviously it's location was chosen for defence so be prepared to walk uphill to reach it and I imagine this will restrict access, underfoot is uneven so I'm not sure how wheelchair users would manage. The long queue to get in moved quickly so don't be put off. I thought 8.50€ was a bit expensive but if this is going towards the upkeep and archaeological work then it may be acceptable.

  • First of all, the views from the castle are spectacular and Lisbon is gorgeous from afar. The staff was extremely professional and knowledgeable. I was concerned about a safety issues with some of the ruins and loose floor. Needs a little restorative maintenance.

  • It is a nice and clean castle! We just entered the castle because we wanted to have the view to take some nice photographs. We started out wandering around the castle trying to get a view without buying tickets, but the complete top of that specific hill are occupied by the castle grounds, so there was no chance of us snapping a nice shot. So we did buy 2x tickets which came to 18€ together, which I found a bit expensive just to take a few photos. The castle itself is super clean and very nice to see. Just remember that the actual castle is not that old, as it has been rebuild, so it is not really that genuine. Most people go there for the views though, as they are stunning. There is restaurants and toilets in that place as well, so you can spend some good quality time there.

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  • How much does it cost to see the castle?

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    • The ticket price of São Jorge Castle is 8.50 Euro.

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