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Castello Alfama, Lisbon Alfama, Portugal
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is located in the Alfama district of Lisbon. I recommend that you just wander the streets. Easy to get lost which is the whole idea.

Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 30 May 2018

It doesn't exist any "Castello Alfama". In fact, the name of the castle is Sao Jorge. It's a castle placed on the top of a hill, the highest point of Lisbon. As castle, it's not very impressive, only some stone walls and a few rectangular...More

1  Thank zuv
Reviewed 18 May 2018

The oldest and most traditional neighbourhood in Lisbon, with a maze of cobbled lanes and alleys and steep, gruelling inclines, should certainly be explored as should the castle. But as this listing is a repetition of the main Alfama Trip advisor listing which can be...More

Thank Steve_of_N21
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We walked up after the waiting for the cute trams took too long. Had a tasty lunch on the corner to the right while walking up the trams street. Turning to the right going for the castle through cute streets. And than the perfect view...More

1  Thank Anneke H
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Amazing castle, you have a panoramic view from all the city. It is on the hill, unique beauty and physical environment.

1  Thank Alchemistis
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Take the walk from the town centre around 40 mins of steep walking,by taking the tram you miss far too much of whats in and going on in the local tight and winding streets,stunning views on the way up ,and lovely cafès. Around €8 to...More

Thank bigtruck61
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Do this for the views! Everywhere you turn is stunning views of orange rooftops and colourful buildings. So much history to take in.

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 9 December 2017

As an elderly traveler, I purchased the discount ticket to Castelo de S. Jorge at the charge of 5 Euro. This castle dominated the whole area of Alfama overlooking the city from above. Many visitors came here to watch the sunset at around 4.30 pm....More

1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is a must-see spot in Lisbon, a long hard climb up hill, but it is worth it for the views, the gardens, and the historic site. You can walk along the castle walls.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A spectacular visit to one of Lisbon's oldest attractions. The castle is a bit of an uphill climb, but it's worth the trouble. There is no real need to book in advance as you can buy tickets onsite. We didn't find it very crowded and...More

2  Thank Karen O
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