Castelo de São Jorge

Price guide: Budget

Castelo, Lisbon

Price guide: Budget

Castelo de Sao Jorge
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By Guyan Mitra, your Lisbon expert

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expert-rated things to do in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History, Romance, Sightseeing

Best for History - Expert review of Castelo de São Jorge

This is Lisbon's omnipresent Moorish fortress.

Looming, omnipresent over the city, the castle is visible from every part of Lisbon. Dating back to the 5th century, tourists can snoop around the dusk orange ruins and gain historic insights in the Olissiponia media centre. I like to stroll up here around sunset when the amber-toned castle illuminates in the dusk-orange light.

Price advice: 

Entry is five euros, and free for children under 10.

Expert tips: 
Lit-up at night, the castle can be seen from most of the city below and is a good marker point should you get lost.

More information on Castelo de São Jorge:

Price guide:
Castle / palace, Landmark / monument
Castelo, Lisbon
21 887 7244
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
April–September: daily 9am–9pm. October–March: daily 9am–6pm.

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