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Castelo de S. Jorge

Castelo de S. Jorge

Castelo de S. Jorge

Quick facts

Castelo de S. Jorge (Castle of São Jorge) is one of the most emblematic sights of Lisbon. The Castle’s silhouette stands out by day as well as by night when illuminated, situated on the top of São Jorge hill, the highest in Lisbon. The hillside also houses two neighborhoods called Alfama and Castelo in the area.

During the fifth century a small fortification was built by the Visigoths. It was changed and expanded by the Moors in the mid-eleventh century, and was turned into a Royal Palace during the reign of Afonso I of Portugal (1109–1185). It was finally restored entirely in 1938.

During the thirteenth century the Castle reached its maximum splendor and lasted until the seventeenth century when it was occupied by the Kings of Portugal as well as the Bishop.

Today it is one of the top tourist attractions in Lisbon and Portugal.

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Interesting facts about Castelo de S. Jorge

Here are some interesting facts about this amazing landmark:

  • Current castle was fully renovated and restored starting from 1938.
  • You can host private event inside the castle.
  • While sitting on the highest point in the area, castle gives great vista to Lisbon and surroundings.

City Tour de meio dia pelo Bairro do Castelo de São Jorge e por Alfama

Safe travels!