Ticket to Castelo de São Jorge - Skip the Line Access
- Duration: 90 Minutes
- Location: Lisboa, Lisboa
The Castelo de S. Jorge occupies a privileged area of the old medieval citadel where the portuguese elite used to live, as it is located in the very heart of Lisbon.
This fortification was built by the Moors in the 11th century, and it represented the last and most important defensive stronghold for the elite who resided on the citade. By the time Dom Afonso Henriques conquered Lisbon back from the Moors, in 1147 and became the first King of Portugal, the castle was such an important landmark that it was chosen as the home of the portuguese royal family.
Given this choice the Castelo de S. Jorge underwent several transformations up until it was fully converted into a royal palace in the 13th century. It became such a source of pride that it was chosen to receive many notable Portuguese and foreign figures, as well as a place to hold important festivities as well as coronations during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.
Hundreds of years later, the castle and ruins of the former royal palace were rediscovered following major restoration work carried out in the late 1930's and ancient buildings were rescued from the midst of previous demolition projects. The castle regained its former magnificence and was finally reopened for public use.
Visitors can learn about these past lifestyles from evidence as well as walk around the castle grounds and gardens and simply enjoy themselves and the majestic views.
- Entrance fees
- 2€ booking fee
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The ticket is only valid for the date booked.
- The ticket can only be collected on the day of the visit.
- Remember to pick up your ticket from Rua dos Douradores 16 (15 minute walk to the Castle).
! PLEASE NOTE: We're closed on the following dates:
12th December (morning).
24th December (afternoon).
25th December (all day).
31st December (afternoon).
1st of January (all day).