Castelo de São Jorge

The Castelo de São Jorge is a fortress on a hill in the city quarter Alfama in Lisboa, Portugal. It was built by the Moors and was conquered in 1147 and destroyed to large extend during the earthquake in 1755. Today you can enjoy the nice viewpoint, walk on the restored walls of the castle and watch pheasants.

Climbing up the hill might be pretty exhausting. Better take bus 737 from the Praça de Figueira. Watching the driver taking these narrow and steep roads is an additional experience. The ticket queue might be pretty long even though there is not too much to see within the castle so better select an early hour to arrive here.

Castelo de São Jorge
Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo
1100-129 Lisboa

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