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The Castelo de São Jorge (St George’s Castle) looks down over Lisbon from São Jorge hill and is a Moorish castle which has been used as a defensive structure for the city since the 10th century. It was the home of Portuguese kings and queens until the completion of the more elaborate Ribeira Palace and became a military fortress until it was badly damaged in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. In the 20th century, parts of the site were restored and today visitors can see the reconstructed battlements and ruins of the original buildings.
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Lisbon: Sao Jorge Castle Skip-the-Line Ticket with Escort
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Lisbon: Alfama and São Jorge Castle Quarters Walking Tour
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General information

Opening Hours:

From March to October the castle is open from 9 am to 9 pm, and from November to February it’s open from 9 am to 6 pm. Final entry is 30 minutes before closing time. The castle is closed on December 24, 25, and 31, on January 1, and on May 1. The Camera Obscura is open daily from 10 am to 5.20 pm, depending on the weather conditions.


Tickets cost €10 for adults, €8.50 for visitors aged over 65 and disabled visitors, and €5 for those aged between 13 and 25. Children aged 12 and under can enter free of charge.


São Jorge Castle
R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo
1100-129 Lisbon

How to get there:

The easiest way to get to São Jorge Castle is via tram to Miradouro Santa Luzia (line 28) or via bus to Castelo (line 737).
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