Castelo de St. Jorge

Castelo de St. Jorge is a majestic stone structure that stands tall over the city of Lisbon and serves as a reminder of Portugal’s rich heritage and culture. This imposing fortress was built in the mid 11th century by order of Afonso Henriques, who was crowned Portugal’s first king in 1128. The castle is perched atop one of the highest hills in old Lisbon, offering visitors an unparalleled view across the Tagus River valley.

For centuries, Castelo de St. Jorge has been a beacon for locals and tourists alike to explore its historical walls and secret gardens. Within these ancient walls lies hundreds upon hundreds of years worth of Portuguese history – an inspiring reminder for all those who pass through its gates that this small country has left behind an extraordinary legacy which continues to shape its modern identity today.

This monument has seen many major moments in Lisbon’s history, from the fall of the Romans to Portugal’s rebirth as a seafaring country. It’s stood firm throughout it all, and it’s this endurance – along with its gorgeous restoration, completed in the 1940s – that makes it such a compelling tourist attraction. Everything from its ramparts to watchtowers has been gorgeously upheld and refined, along with a variety of gardens that feel like pockets of paradise. A tourist spot that’s not to be missed.

Read what others share about their experience

  • Marion NYC
    a month ago
    The views from here is amazing! The air was just nice. The little nooks you can wander in was...
  • Chanel Sitto
    a week ago
    An amazing experience. The place is spectacular, the views are gorgeous, and there are peacocks...
  • Christine P
    3 weeks ago
    Long lines and wait to enter. The price is steep at €15…my only complaint. However, the grounds...
  • Jordan Lema
    a month ago
    So fantastic! We went on Sunday night and it was incredible. Very few other people, very fun to...
  • Patricia Fernandes
    a month ago
    It's a great spot to get a panoramic view of Lisbon. They have a delightful garden and a stunning...

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