The fort, built by the Muslims in the middle of the 11th century, was the last bastion of defence for the elites residing in the citadel: the Moorish mayor, whose palace was nearby, and the elite of the city's administration, whose houses can still be seen today on the archaeological site. The castle, which was carefully built on top of one of the seven hills of the city, was an ideal location to allow this bastion to protect the citadel. It crowns the highest hill in Lisbon, and therefore offers the most beautiful panoramic view of the city, especially over the bridge and the river Tejo. The view alone is worth a visit to the St. George's Castle. Its high location also allows any visitor to see its silhouette from the city centre.
Take advantage of the opportunity to visit its interior to discover this incredible space dating back almost a millennium. Immerse yourself in this famous era and imagine the great history of these places. There is of course a purely medieval atmosphere, which will allow you to take a leap back in time. You certainly already see elites wandering around inside or men in armour. First of all, think about discovering its sublime view. During the day, as well as at nightfall, you will be able to enjoy a dazzling panorama of the city. Take advantage of this rooftop dive to bring some poetry to this visit. You will also be able to admire the pretty lights of the houses at nightfall. Then head towards the fortifications of the chÃ¢teau Saint-Georges and discover their very good state of conservation. The museum will be able to tell you more about the history of this place and answer all your questions. You will also find ancient ruins, the castle walls, several towers, including the famous tower Ulysse, as well as gardens and a gallery. The visit itself does not take much time, but you will certainly enjoy gleaning from this place straight from another time. And if you wish to take a break, enjoy the cafeteria "Café do Castelo".
The castle is open all year round, except on 1 January, 1 May, 24, 25 and 31 December. So there's no excuse not to come and visit. So don't hesitate any longer and set out to conquer this castle and its thousand wonders. Castelo de S. Jorge 1100-129 Lisboa. Phone +351 218 800 620