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Company ID 3
API 0D6807D1-0B91-4061-BB61-6BD5CF768202
Date 01/01/1900
Location 409
Category 0

Castelo de Sao Jorge

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.


Information & Facts

Admission
EUR7, concessions available
Language
Portuguese is the official language, but English is widely spoken and understood.
Money

Portugal is a member of the European Union and its official currency is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into 100 cents. There are numerous banks, bureaux de change and ATMs available in main cities and tourist destinations. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and automatic currency exchange machines. Banking hours are generally 8.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are travellers cheques.

Opening times
Daily, 9am to 6pm (November to February) and 9am to 9pm (March to October)
Time
Local time is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
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