Castelo de São Jorge

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Standing majestically above Lisbon, this Moorish castle was the ancient seat of power for over 400 years. This imposing fortification was constructed in the mid-11th century along with its towers with its solid yet elegant design. Much of the current structure of the castle dates back to the 1920s when a large restoration project was completed, but this doesn’t take away from its charm in any way.

You can spend hours wandering through the ramparts and relaxing in the shaded courtyards filled with pine trees. The rugged battlements of the castle offers stunning views of the Rio Tejo and within the Ulysses Tower there is an obscure camera that offers a unique 360º view of the city.

There are tours of the castle daily in English, Spanish and Portuguese which are included in the admission price. You can also view the galleries displaying relics from through the centuries, giving you the feeling of glancing back in time to the Moorish ages.

Contacts & Details

Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo 1100-129 Lisboa

Sunday:

09:00 – 18:00

Monday:

09:00 – 18:00

Tuesday:

09:00 – 18:00

Wednesday:

09:00 – 18:00

Thursday:

09:00 – 18:00

Friday:

09:00 – 18:00

Saturday:

09:00 – 18:00