Castelo de Sao Jorge
The walls of Saint George's Castle, sitting atop a hill guarding
the Tagus, date from the Moorish occupation in the 10th century,
but the site has been a fortress for centuries, possibly from 500
AD. The castle is regarded as the cradle of Lisbon, and today it
provides a panoramic view of the River Tagus and the Alfama
medieval district, which is spread out below it. Visitors can walk
the esplanades and climb the ramparts. A multimedia show is
available during the day which brings alive the history of Lisbon.
The castle grounds are planted with olive, pine and cork trees and
provide a pleasant spot to relax.
Telephone: 218 800 620
Transportation: Bus 37 or tram 12 or 38
Opening Time: Daily, 9am to 6pm (November to February) and 9am to
9pm (March to October)
Admission: EUR7, concessions available