São Jorge Castle

Go to the São Jorge Castle and take a trip in time

On the highest hill of Lisbon, located one of the most iconic monuments of the capital, St. George's Castle


The São Jorge Castle began to be built in the second century BC during the Roman occupation of the city and was later occupied by the Arabs. Only in 1147 it was back in the domain of the Portuguese, when it was conquered by Dom Afonso Henriques.


Walking through the castle, you will be able to feel the Lisbon's past while dazzles with a magnificent view of the city. It  is an experience that tourists and locals enjoy and is a must during a visit to the Portuguese capital. With its gardens, surmounted by eleven towers, and inspiring landscape, it is not difficult to see that this iconic monument is the most visited monuments in the country.


You can opt for a guided tour, to make sure you discover all the secrets of the São Jorge Castle. Anyways, do not miss the Torre do Tombo where you can watch Lisbon in another perspective from the darkroom. The museum is also worth a visit, with its relics collection from various cultures that have passed through the castle over the years.

The São Jorge Castle is a must see not only for its beauty and historical significance but also for being an ideal place to visit with family.


Address: Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa

Phone: (+351) 218 800 620

Open Hours: Open every day

From March to October - from 9:00 to 21:00

November to February - from 9:00 to 18:00 hours


See the prices here.