São Jorge Castle

(Castelo de São Jorge)
Castle, Historic Site, and Monument / Landmark
Centro Histórico, Lisboa
  • Fernando T.
    "The best views over the old town of Lisbon and the Mar da Palha"(24 Tips)
    "Beautiful view of Lisbon, with deep history behind it."(12 Tips)
    Lefteris A.
    "There is a big periscope but doesn't work when it's cloudy"(5 Tips)
    "Lovely elephant garden in the back."(6 Tips)
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  • Laura P.
    Laura PMay 2, 2016
    Amazing views from the moment you cross the gate. Go at 4 when it's getting quieter and before you leave have a glass of wine from the wine with a view truck, sit on the wall and appreciate the view
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Theodore G.
    Theodore GiourasDecember 4, 2016
    A castle with terrific view over the city of Lisbon and the mouth of river Tagus. It is worth visiting. The periscope is unique and there is also a museum. The garden is a special alternative.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Ana Rosa M.
    Ana Rosa MelloAugust 2, 2016
    It's a "must visit" historic site in Lisbon. The view from the city is great and there are plenty of coffee shops and restaurants nearby that you can go to after
    Upvoted Dec 12, 2016
  • Pavel Z.
    Pavel ZubarevAugust 26, 2014
    That's just marvelous, these castle walls you can see while Lisbon from, the green landscapes on the top make you feel refreshed any time being there. Must see for any crazy history lover like me!
  • Fatima A.
    Fatima Al HashimiDecember 20, 2016
    Obligatory visit for best views of Lisbon. Make sure you visit the museum before you tread the castle, and get transported into a different era.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Giacson
    GiacsonNovember 12, 2016
    One of the highlights point in Lisbon with panoramic view over the city. You can visit also the castle and admire the sunset with a glass of wine. 8,50€ entrance is too much for what you actually see
    Upvoted 9 hours ago
  • Mircea S.
    Mircea ScarlatescuSeptember 12, 2013
    Worth for the Lisbon view, take the walk option to get to it, trams are quite crowded. A nice (but pricey restaurant inside, some good Nata coffee shop next to the castle entrance)
  • 🏇 Auntie Lulu 🏇 ..
    🏇 Auntie Lulu 🏇 .January 19, 2016
    Great view of Lisbon, if you're a student you get a discount on your admission fee, I especially loved the old cannons and the water well. Try to come early in the morning for a breathtaking view
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comDecember 13, 2011
    The beautiful Saint George Castle is where you'll get a glimpse of Lisbon's history as well as get amazing views of the city and the Tagus River. Pay close attention to the amazing Ogival House.
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerraySeptember 2, 2014
    It's a castle. You go in castle because it's high. You go high because it's good pictures. It's good pictures because your friends be jealous. Duh.
  • Serene R.
    Serene RajkarnikarJune 28, 2013
    Splendid view of the city of Lisbon. You can climb up the walls of the castle, look around the grounds and visit the on-site Archeological museum. The entry prices (June 2013) were a decent €7.50.
  • Giorgio C.
    Giorgio CiminoAugust 9, 2013
    Really a great place! Beautiful views over all the city, even if you have to "hike" up to the towers of this castle. Entrance price reduced for students under 25 years. Free wifi.
  • Jonney R.
    Jonney RichyJune 16, 2014
    Come here at half 9 when It opens if your a photographer and want to take clean shots without many tourists around. B careful walking along the edge of the castle as you can fall off !
  • George O.
    George OrlovSeptember 7, 2013
    Nice place to hang out for a long time. Half a day? Easy! Peacock families walking around people, parrots (go to archeological area), cats relaxing under bushes, and castle on its own
  • Martin E.
    Martin EderSeptember 3, 2015
    Wonderful views across the city, but I was missing any sort of historic feeling when I wandered through 20th century concrete reconstructions of what used to be the historic birthplace of Lisbon.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthJuly 4, 2015
    Fantastic views across Lisbon. The gardens are very scenic and the peacocks were a nice surprise. Worth the walk up the hill from town, too, if you can manage it.
  • Ting T.
    Ting TsaiApril 21, 2013
    One of the most beautiful castles ive been too. The grounds are large enough that it does not feel crowded. Note: periscope closes at 5pm so be sure get in before then.
  • Jason 6.
    Jason 64128June 19, 2012
    Earliest Lisbon settlements here in 6th cen. BCE; oldest castle remains from the Moorish era. Captured from Moors by A. Henriques in 1147. Royal residence until 1511. See views and historical tours!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 27, 2013
    This impressive 10th-century crenellated castle and citadel where Celts, Romans, Visigoths, and Moors successively held sway has knockout views of the Alfama.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Karyn  @konorth O.
    Karyn @konorth OFebruary 10, 2014
    The stair climb is work the effort as it allows one to walk the total perimeter of the upper walls. The views from the top are inspiring!
  • Bianca P.
    Bianca PericoloJune 22, 2013
    Just the view of Lisbon would be enough but it's also great to walk around the castle and explore it! It's better to go early in the morning to miss the crowd of tourists!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SilvaMay 13, 2013
    Pro Tip!!!! don't leave without finding a lady selling coins. Her husband is a true artist and makes jewelry out of them. I've posted a photo of it
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SilvaMay 13, 2013
    wanna feel like being in game of thrones. Come here for an awesome view of the city, and if you wanna use the thrones they are very clean
  • Rafael M.
    Rafael MarinDecember 28, 2016
    Astonishing castle. You can visit both the tower and the ruins dating from the Roman empire. Beautiful views of Lisbon.
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonAugust 3, 2014
    You must visit this historical place when you are in Lisboa ! Don't miss to take a few postcards photos.
  • Clément B.
    Clément BrgJuly 10, 2015
    Amazing view above the city. And easier to access than other viewpoints. Inside the castle you have a cafe.
  • Bernardo T.
    Bernardo TrancosoJune 6, 2012
    Any King fit enough to rule this Castle? To get to the castle you can catch Tram 28 in chiado or baixa or Tram 12 in Praça do Martim Moniz.
  • Caitlin M.
    Caitlin MangelsJune 13, 2016
    Stop at the wine cart and you can walk around with a glass of wine or port
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangJune 28, 2015
    Truly a great view. There is also a small garden half way through that a family of peacocks lives in!
  • Jean-Paul S.
    Go here with tram 28 (buy a dayticket) and enjoy the view. One of the best views in the city!
  • Maria P.
    Maria P.M.August 11, 2012
    Even always it's worth, prices have raised exaggeratedly without any other complementary service. Journalists now have to book in advance.
  • The Mad B.
    The Mad BotanistAugust 17, 2014
    Only reason to pay 8.5€ is the view...it's nice medieval castle with quite a few interesting corners but only spectacular thing is the view... Gets pretty crowded on weekends
  • Emma B.
    Emma BSeptember 20, 2015
    Went there on a Sunday afternoon (much less crowded than on the previous Saturday)
  • Ben K.
    Ben KamphuisJanuary 30, 2015
    Nice castle surrounded by a lovely neighbourhood with nice small streets. Also a nice view from here.
  • Derek W.
    Derek WilsonMay 11, 2015
    Great fun playing on the battlements, fighting off invading hordes. Got an arrow to the leg, but hey, all in a day's work, right?
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YNovember 4, 2016
    Panoramic views of the city that are (IMHO) worth it. Enjoy a glass of wine at the top.
  • Taylor
    TaylorDecember 29, 2011
    Beautiful view of Lisbon, with deep history behind it. Great place to start an adventure in Lisbon.
  • Vicki K.
    Vicki KolovouOctober 20, 2015
    It's all about the view of Lisbon, which is amazing. All that remains from the castle are the walls. 8,5 euro ticket
  • João R.
    João RatoJanuary 4
    Fantastic well preserved Castle with a lot of history and great views over Lisbon
  • Luis O.
    Luis OsorioNovember 10, 2014
    Great views. Consider that from November to March is open until 6pm. Just in summer is open till 9pm.
  • Vsevolod B.
    Even in understanding all this was reconstructed it is very impressive! Worth visit and spending 2-3 relaxing hours walking around.
  • Florian I.
    Florian IsachsenSeptember 1, 2014
    Take enough time to enjoy all the corners and do not miss the "romantic" garden.
  • Živilė
    ŽivilėDecember 30, 2015
    Get a student discount with your student ID if you are under 25. Go a bit earlier to avoid tourist crowds
  • maique m.
    maique madeiraAugust 9, 2014
    Mind the lines at the ticket counter. A nice visit can easily turn into a nightmare if the buses have been unloading packs of tourists.
  • Idioot
    IdiootMay 29, 2015
    Greet view over Lisbon. Lovely elephant garden in the back. Do not feed them!
  • Oz G.
    Oz G.July 15, 2016
    View is good, rest of the castle is overrated. If you are not a big fan of landscape photography, skip the hassle for the castle.
  • Martin G.
    Martin GilletAugust 1, 2014
    Nice ! While waiting in the long queue for tickets, security guard took us off the queue for a dedicated line for pregnant ladies ! Sweet ! Kids under 10 are free !
  • Adil V.
    Adil VAugust 15, 2016
    a historical castle with an impressive view.. since 2016 they apply entrance fee
  • Danny
    DannyFebruary 27, 2016
    Beautiful view from different points over the city and the river of Lisboa!
  • Let's Go M.
    Let's Go ManagerMay 28, 2012
    Unless you want to have a long, steep walk, take the 28E Tram! It's worth the money (under 2 euros).
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