Castelo de S. Jorge

lisbon, portugal

History and Culture , Viewpoints , Castles , Monuments
Castelo de S. Jorge is situated at a hilltop offering view to Lisbon City and Tagus River.Tourists come here to witness the moorish architecture and explore its Portugese history. Also nearby streets are worth exploring too.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
access_time Timing:
09:00 - 18:00 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 1.5 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: € 8.5
info Tips: Camera Obscura timing: 10:00 - 17:20, Subject to weather conditions | Castelo de S.Jorge + Museu do Fado + Museu do Aljube + Museu de Lisboa (Teatro Romano, Santo António, Casa dos Bicos) combine ticket available at € 22.5.

Castelo de S. Jorge, also known as Lisbon castle, is situated at the hilltop overlooking the historic centre of the Portuguese city of Lisbon and Tagus River. Apart from portugese history, this monument also provides many cultural and recreational activities to its visitors.

Things to do at Castelo de S. Jorge

Black Chamber: an optical system of lenses and mirrors, provides 360º detailed views of the city in real time

Castle: Moorish Architexture and the ruins of the structure

Permanent Exhibition: the collection consists of objects found in the archaeological area, emphasising on the Moorish period from the 11th – 12th centuries.

Garden with Native Forest Species: Visitors can see cork oak, olive, carob, strawberry, umbrella pine and various fruit trees.

Viewpoint: Provides beautiful view of the area around

Ruins of the former Royal Palace of the Alcacova: The buildings housing the Permanent Exhibition, Café and Casa do Leão Restaurant provide theevidence of the former medieval royal residence.

The castle provides free and informative tours of the monument, and if your visit coincides with one of these tours it is highly recommended to join.

You can climb the hill while enjoying the small streets on the way. The hike is not very difficult.

Other ways to reach Castelo de S. Jorge:

  • By tram 28: You can use the Viva Viagem Card to travel on public transport in Lisbon.
  • By tuk tuk
  • By taxi
  • By Bus 737

Contact

local_phone +351 21 880 0620
9:39 AM Local Time

Location

Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo Lisboa Lisboa Portugal 1100-129
City center: Lisbon City Center Baixa
Nearest airport: Lisbon Portela Airport

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