Castelo de S. Jorge, Lisbon

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Castelo de S. Jorge, a second-century citadel, overlooks the historical center of the city. This castle dates back to medieval times, approximately 48 BCE, when the city was under Roman rule. Celtic people originally inhabited this hilltop location, but ownership of the area changed over the years from Phoenicians, Greeks, and Carthaginians to Romans and a few other key players. In the 10th century, Moorish people fortified the fortress with cerca Moura, or Moorish encirclement. Though the 1755 Lisbon earthquake destroyed much of the castle, the remaining ruins are still open to the public. Explore one of the city's most popular tourist sites by foot, take in views from its high vantage point, and discover the castle's archeological and historic relevance. Plan to see Castelo de S. Jorge and other attractions that appeal to you using our Lisbon driving holiday planning site.
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  • Nice Castle in the middle of the city, Although the climbing is too long if you wish to walk. I recommend walking so that you can enjoy the beautiful lisboa 
    Nice Castle in the middle of the city, Although the climbing is too long if you wish to walk. I recommend walking so that you can enjoy the beautiful lisboa  more »
  • Amazing place to see the Lisbon from up top. Got multiple locations for excellent view point and beautiful peacocks in the gardens. A must 
    Amazing place to see the Lisbon from up top. Got multiple locations for excellent view point and beautiful peacocks in the gardens. A must  more »
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  • One of the best place to visit before further exploring the city of Lisbon. It offers breathtaking views on the city panorama and Tagus river. Castle have many multiple viewpoints where You can just sit at and enjoy the views or You can buy some wine or other drinks to accompany the experience. Castle ruins and walls are great to walk through and feel the medieval spirit of it. Visit it only when the weather is good. Peacocks are cool but I don't recommend it to go there on hangover.
  • The place had some good views to take some nice pictures. But really nothing else. No audio tours available, or even any billboards with history and/or detailed information. Luckily the entrance wasn’t too expensive. I think the most exciting part about visiting the castle is the number 28 tram ride there. If you have time, still visit this castle, just to tick it off your list. But in case you don’t get the chance…Don’t stress too much! You didn’t miss much! (In the summer vacation period- good idea to book your tickets online to skip the long queue!!)

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