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Ulysses Tower

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23 Jun 2018
“Ulysses Tower, A Great Way to View Lisbon.....”
15 May 2018
“A highlight inside San Jorge Castle”
Take an up-close-and-personal-look at Lisbon and surroundings as you gaze through a huge telescope on top of this ancient tower.
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Castelo de Sao Jorge, Lisbon 1100-129, Portugal
Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
+351 21 880 0620
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

My wife and I recently visited Lisbon and the Castelo de Sao Jorge was one of our favorite attractions that we toured. The Castelo....is preserved and maintained to such a high standard that you have to spend as much time as possible to visit all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

I don't think it's necessary a distinct chapter to this tower. It is just a part of Sao Jorge castle, it's not very high, doesn't have an uncommon architecture, it's just a simple rectangular stone tower.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The views from Ulysses Tower are stunning and worth the climb up the steep steps. It's also a ton of fun - for people of all ages - to walk around the walls of the restored Moorish section of the castle.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

São Jorge Castle is arguably the main attraction in Lisbon—certainly the most prominent. Ulysses Tower is one of ten in the castle/palace complex, and features one of the Castle’s main attractions: Camera Obscura. This device is an eye in the sky atop the southern-most Ulysses...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Moorish Castle Sao Jorge is one of the most important sights in Lisbon and whole Portugal and Ulysses is one of the Castle's Tower. Go to the Castle first thing in the morning, because trams up to the hill are full and roads are real...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

One of the ten towers of the castle is best known for its own “camera obscura” (invented by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century) that gives you a 360-degree view of the city, its streets and districts. It is best to come early in...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

I was there with my brother and a friend and, since the tower had been recommended to us, we really wanted to visit it. The entrance is already included in the castle ticket. If I remember correctly, visits are scheduled every 30 minutes in different...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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The earth-shattering Great Earthquake of 1755
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neighborhoods of Mouraria, Castelo and Alfama remained
standing to this day. These neighborhoods represent
Lisbon at its historical best. The cool breeze of the
Tagus river will take you up the hills to the sound of
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