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Tickets to St. George’s Castle

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€15
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Visit one of Lisbon’s most famous historic landmarks, St. George’s Castle, built in 1498.
  • Do you love architecture? Soak up exquisite 11th-century Islamic design as you observe the elegant citadel, towers, and more.
  • The Permanent Exhibits provide a treasure trove of rich information including sculptures such as that of Afonso I, the first king of Portugal, and more.
  • Experience the beauty of this monument with a relaxing stroll through the gardens. If you’re lucky, you might spot a peacock.
  • Situated on Lisbon's highest hill, head to various viewing points of the castle to take in gorgeous city views.

Inclusions

  • Entry to St. George’s Castle
  • Audio guide in English (optional)
  • Self-guided walking tour of Lisbon in 4 languages (optional)
  • Tip: Download the tickets & audio tour while on Wi-Fi prior to your visit.
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged and that you bring your earphones.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • Note that the following is not allowed in this experience: pets (unless they are guide dogs).
  • Please expect a waiting time up to 2 hours.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Skip-The-Line Entry St. George Castle with Audio Guide

from €29.50
€26.55
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Free Cancellation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Experience Lisbon’s main attraction with this skip-the-line entry ticket.
  • Immerse yourself in the commentary of the audio guide which is to be downloaded earlier onto your phones.
  • At the castle, put on your headphones and immerse yourself in the rich history of the castle.
  • The content present on the audio tour has been well researched and shares original stories which makes the tour engaging and informative.
  • Marvel at the castle’s entrance, Arco do Castelo and learn interesting facts about the breathtaking monuments and treasures.
  • Listen to the commentary as many times as you’d like to before and after your visit.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to St. George Castle
  • Self-guided audio tour in 3 languages on your smartphone (optional)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Meal inclusions
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Download your tickets and audio tour prior to your visit.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • Ensure your smartphones are fully charged at the time of your visit.
  • Please carry your own headphones.
  • Please carry your identity proof or your passport.
  • The audio guide is available in English, French, and Spanish.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Tickets to Belém Tower & St. George’s Castle with Audio Guides

€36
Free Cancellation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Gain entry to the notable Belém Tower and St. George’s Castle, along with in-depth English audio guides. An extra walking tour is included too!
  • Learn about how the 16th-century Belém Tower was a main part of the city’s defense system as you climb up to its cloisters, overlooking the River Tagus.
  • St. George's Castle, overlooking Lisbon from atop the city’s highest hill, is a medieval estate with a drawbridge and a stunning terraced square!
  • With an English audio guide and offline maps, enjoy a self-guided walking tour by the iconic Jeronimos Monastery, the Santa Luzia viewpoint, and more.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Belem Tower
  • Entry to St. George’s Castle
  • English audio guides for both attractions
  • Self-guided English audio tour of Lisbon
  • Offline support of text, audio narration, and maps

Exclusions

  • Live guide
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Tip: To make the most of this experience it is important to have a fully charged phone or a portable charger and good-quality headphones.
  • Pro Tip: Don’t miss the camera obscura at St. George’s Castle, offering 360-degree views of Lisbon and the Tagus River.
  • The audio guide is available on both iOS and Android. Download the audio tours and the app on your smartphone prior to your visit.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: St. George’s Castle + Belém Tower + Jerónimos Monastery Tickets

€31
Mobile Ticket
  • Opt for this combo that gives you access to the best of Lisbon’s must-visit attractions – St. George’s Castle, Belém Tower, and Jerónimos Monastery.
  • Explore the expertly curated permanent exhibitions at St. George’s Castle to understand its historic and cultural value.
  • Discover the Belém Tower’s role in protecting the city, built out of limestone and designed in the style of ‘Manueline’ architecture.
  • Walk through the tribute to Vasco da Gama’s journey to India at Jerónimos Monastery and spot several maritime influences within the architecture.

Inclusions

St. George’s Castle

  • Admission to St. George’s Castle

Belém Tower

  • Admission to Belém Tower

Jerónimos Monastery

  • Admission to Jerónimos Monastery

St. George’s Castle

  • Tip: Download the St. George’s Castle app before your visit to avoid missing any information during your visit.
  • Please factor in a waiting time of up to 2 hours.
  • The following is not allowed: Pets (unless they're guide dogs)

Belém Tower

  • Tip: Look out for the famed rhinoceros which was brought back from India and the nautical ropes that adorn the windows of the tower.
  • Facilities: Medium accessibility for guests with reduced mobility.
  • Since this site is highly visited, plan your visit accordingly as there could be a line at the entrance.

Jerónimos Monastery

  • Tip: Spend at least an hour at the Monastery to properly observe the detailed architecture.
  • Facilities: Medium accessibility for guests with reduced mobility. The lower level has wheelchair access though some sections are cobblestoned.
  • These tickets can’t be cancelled. However, they are valid for an extended period of time.
  • These tickets are valid for an extended duration. The exact details will be present on the ticket.
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Combo: St. George's Castle Tickets + Lisbon Card

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€37
Extended Validity
Mobile Ticket
  • With just 1 affordable ticket, soak up unmatched views from St. George’s Castle on Lisbon’s highest hill and fully explore the city with a Lisbon Card.
  • Discover 11th-century Moorish citadels and towers at St. George’s Castle as well as the gardens, home to native species like cork, oak, and olive.
  • Come across permanent exhibitions curated to provide context on the castle and its place in Lisbon’s history.
  • Choose between a 24, 48, or 72-hr Lisbon Card to access the city’s key sites and public transport system. Click here for the entire list of benefits.
  • On your way to included landmarks like the triumphal Rua Augusta Arch or the immersive Lisbon Oceanarium, try the Santa Justa lift, hop on a bus, or catch a metro!

Inclusions

St. George’s Castle

  • Entry to St. George’s Castle

Lisbon Card

  • 24/48/72-hour card
  • Free access to Lisbon's top attractions including the Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower & more
  • Free access to Lisbon's public transport including metros, buses, Santa Justa lift & more
  • Click here for the list of attractions and public transport
  • Free color handy guide & app (physical guide unavailable, download by QR Code)
  • Interactive map

St. George’s Castle

  • Tip: Don't miss out on the Black Chamber, which contains a camera obscura offering 360º detailed views of Lisbon in real-time.
  • Note that the following is not allowed in this experience: Pets (with the exception of guide dogs).
  • Please factor in a waiting time of up to approx 2 hours.

Lisbon Card

  • Tip: Keep an eye out for the iconic yellow trams, and be sure to climb on board (free of cost) with your Lisbon Card for a relaxing transfer.
  • Please click here to know how to use this card.
  • You can visit each attraction only once.
  • Once redeemed, it is valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours depending on the ticket option chosen.
  • Fast-track entry is not possible at all attractions.
  • All cards must be exchanged at the same redemption point.
  • These tickets can’t be cancelled. However, you can use them any time within the next 3 months.
  • These tickets are valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.
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Combo: Rua Augusta Arch + St. George’s Castle Tickets

€18.50
Mobile Ticket
  • Take advantage of this super-saver combo that includes admission to both the Rua Augusta Arch and St. George's Castle, two of Lisbon's most famous landmarks.
  • The triumphal Rua Augusta Arch is conveniently located in the middle of the city – enjoy stunning views of the Praça do Comércio plaza!
  • Perched atop Lisbon’s highest hill, St. George’s Castle offers breathtaking views of the city and has 10 towers to explore.
  • Don’t miss out on the camera obscura in the Black Chamber, and stroll through the lush gardens with peacocks that roam the grounds.

Inclusions

Rua Augusta Arch

  • Entry to Rua Augusta Arch
  • Access to the top

St. George’s Castle

  • Entry to St. George’s Castle

Rua Augusta Arch

  • Tip: For a more peaceful visit, consider visiting between November and March, when prices drop and crowds thin out.
  • The top of the Arch is only accessible through a spiral staircase, which may be difficult for those with limited mobility to navigate.

St. George’s Castle

  • Tip: For a picture-perfect vantage point over old-school Alfama, stop by the Recolhimento viewpoint on the way to the castle. It's a landscaped terrace with olive trees that offers shade for tourists soaking in the view.
  • Note that the following is not allowed in this experience: Pets (with the exception of guide dogs).
  • Please factor in a waiting time of up to 2 hours.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo: National Pantheon + St. George’s Castle Tickets

€19
Mobile Ticket
  • Purchase this super-saver combo that gives you access to the National Pantheon and St. George’s Castle.
  • At the Pantheon, marvel at the baroque-styled monument known for its ornate marble interior and soaring dome structure.
  • At St. George’s Castle, walk through the remnants of the Islamic architecture present from the 11th century and spot the burial chambers of several Portuguese national treasures.
  • Marvel at the stunning views provided at each site and learn about the history hidden within the walls.

Inclusions

  • Admission to National Pantheon
  • Admission to St. George’s Castle

National Pantheon

  • Tip: A city flea market is held underneath the monument every Saturday and Tuesday morning, so drop by before visiting the Pantheon.
  • Although wheelchairs can get you around the rest of the Pantheon, the dome is out of bounds.
  • When ascending the Pantheon's Dome Stairs, it’s recommended that you wear shoes that provide enough support and stability.
  • All Portuguese nationals have free entry on Sundays and national holidays before 2pm.
  • It is strictly forbidden to touch the artwork and to use flash photography.

St. George’s Castle

  • Tip: En route to the castle, check out the Recolhimento viewpoint which is a planted terrace with olive trees that overlooks a stunning vista over the traditional Alfama.
  • There could be a waiting time of 2 hours.
  • Aside from guide dogs, pets are not permitted at this attraction.
  • These tickets can’t be cancelled. However, they are valid for an extended period of time.
  • These tickets are valid for an extended duration. The exact details will be present on the ticket.

Visiting Sao Jorge Castle (St George Castle) in Lisbon

Lisbon lives up to its status as the capital city of beautiful Portugal.  Lisbon offers a mix of old and new, with a remarkable history and great nightlife. Sao Jorge Castle, or Castelo de S. Jorge, is a stunning attraction in Lisbon that you shouldn't miss. Established by the Romans in 200 BC, San Jorge Castle stands on the peak of São Jorge hill, Lisbon's highest. It symbolizes Lisbon's rich past, with the castle seeing the rise and fall of empires and serving as the home of Lisbon's royalty.

Why Visit Sao Jorge Castle?

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  • Sao Jorge Castle holds great historical value. It was founded by early Romans and once housed the Kings of Portugal and the Bishop.
  • Some of the fortifications at Sao Jorge Castle date back to the second century BC.
  • Thanks to its location, Sao Jorge Castle offers some of the best views of east Lisbon.
  • The castle has traces of the Moorish neighborhood belonging to the 11th century.
  • Sao Jorge Castle has objects that provide insight into different cultures and lifestyles from the 7th to the 18th century.
  • The gardens of Sao Jorge Castle are the only place in Lisbon to see green space and unique trees like cork oak and umbrella pine.

Sao Jorge Castle Tickets Explained

Sao Jorge Castle

Skip the Line Tickets

Sao Jorge Castle is a premier historical attraction in Lisbon. With skip-the-line entry tickets, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and explore everything the castle has to offer. The tickets come with an audio guide you can listen to repeatedly before or after your visit. The audio guides are downloadable, so you can gain further insights into the monument.

Sao Jorge Castle

Admission Tickets

A trip to Lisbon is incomplete without visiting Sao Jorge Castle. Perched on top of São Jorge hill, Lisbon's highest, Sao Jorge Castle offers insight into Lisbon's history and spectacular views of east Lisbon. With the admission ticket, you can learn the monument's history, walk through its gardens, and discover the remains of Islamic architecture.

What is the Best Way to Book Sao Jorge Castle Tickets? Book Online Tickets

  • Great Discounts: Booking your tickets online is advisable. You can enjoy amazing discounts and save money when visiting your favorite attractions.
  • Free Cancellations: When you book your tickets online, you have the option to cancel your tickets free of cost if you cannot make the destination. The same option isn't available offline.
  • Advance Booking: With online booking, you can book your place at Sao Jorge Castle weeks before visiting the castle.
  • Safety: Online booking of tickets allow for safe transactions.

Which Sao Jorge Castle Ticket Should You Choose?

The e-ticket with an audio guide is the best option for exploring Sao Jorge Castle. With the e-ticket, you can skip the entrance queue and proceed directly to the attraction. The ticket has a downloadable audio guide that helps you throughout your visit. Stroll around the castle with your headphones on as you see and listen to the amazing history of Sao Jorge Castle.

Highlights of the Sao Jorge Castle (St George Castle)

Sao Jorge Castle

The garden of the Sao Jorge Castle

There are several reasons to visit Sao Jorge Castle. The massive green spaces inside it are one of them. The garden is home to Portugal's primary native species and houses trees like cork oak, olive, carob, strawberry, and umbrella pine. You can also see various free trees in the gardens dedicated to the vegetable garden of the Royal Palace of Alcáçova.

Sao Jorge Castle

Black Chamber

Head to the Black Chamber in St George Castle to catch unbeatable views of Lisbon. The optical system of lenses and mirrors in the Black Chamber provides 360º views of the city in real time. You can see Lisbon's famous monuments, riverfront, and houses from the Black Chamber. The mirrors provide incredible detail; you can even see people walking their dogs and locals at their windows kilometers away from the Black Chamber.

Sao Jorge Castle

Permanent Exhibition

From the Romans to the Visigoths and the Moors, Sao Jorge Castle served as the home of several dynasties throughout history. The castle still has several remnants of its past, with the permanent exhibition housing a collection of objects found in the archaeological area. The exhibits provide insight into various cultures and lifestyles that existed in Lisbon from the 7th century BC to the 18th century.

Sao Jorge Castle

Ruins of the former Royal Palace of the Alcáçova

Sao Jorge Castle is also home to annex buildings like the former Royal Palace of the Alcáçova. The royal palace was destroyed in the earthquake of 1755, but its traces remain at the Sao Jorge Castle. The building now houses the Permanent Exhibition, cafés, and Casa do Leão Restaurant. The romantic garden and patio have unique architectural features that provide insight into the former majesty of the royal residence.

Sao Jorge Castle

Archaeological Site

Sao Jorge Castle is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Lisbon. The ruins found in the castle hold evidence of three periods in Lisbon's history: the first known settlement from the 7th century BC, the second from the Moorish era residential area from the mid-11th century, and the third from the last palatine residence in the former alcáçova. This makes Sao Jorge Castle Lisbon's most impressive archaeological site.

Sao Jorge Castle

Viewpoint

Lisbon is home to seven hills. San Jorge Castle stands on top of São Jorge, the highest of the seven hills. This makes it a great location to get a bird's eye view of Lisbon. Cross Praça de Armas, the main square, and you'll see an area where you can get panoramic views of the center of Lisbon.

Plan Your Visit to Sao Jorge Castle (St George Castle)

Opening Hours
Getting There
Access & Entrances
Facilities
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Sao Jorge Castle

In summer (1 March to 31 October): Monday to Sunday - 9 AM to 9 PM

In winter (1 November to 1 February): Monday to Sunday - 9 AM to 7 PM

  • Entry to the Sao Jorge Castle is closed 30 minutes before closing time.
  • The castle is closed on 1 January, 1 May, 24 and 25 December.
Sao Jorge Castle

Although on top of a hill, Sao Jorge Castle is easily accessible. You can walk up the tram tracks up the hill and reach the attraction. Alternatively, you can take bus 737, which leaves Praça da Figueira and reaches right up the gate. Trams 28 and 12 are a few other options to get to Sao Jorge Castle in Lisbon.

Sao Jorge Castle
  • Rua de Santa Cruz is the main entrance to Sao Jorge Castle.
  • As far as parking is concerned, you can park your vehicle at Portas do Sol e Praça da Figueira.
  • There are three restrooms, with one restroom available for disabled individuals.
  • Personalized services are available for individuals with reduced mobility.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are also welcome at Sao Jorge Castle.
Sao Jorge Castle
  • Sao Jorge Castle has a café and a restaurant (Casa do Leão).
  • You can explore the castle at your leisure and refresh yourself at the café and restaurant.
  • The monument also has several restrooms to provide a comfortable experience.
  • Wheelchair accessibility is available all over Sao Jorge Castle, which ensures people with reduced mobility enjoy a good time.
Sao Jorge Castle

Lisbon is an attractive tourist destination partly because of its mix of accommodation options. From five-star hotels to budget stay options, Lisbon has everything. Hotel Portuense Lisboa, Mouraria Lisboa Hotel, and Dalma Old Town Suites, Lisbon, are a few options you can consider if you want to stay close to Sao Jorge Castle.

Visitor Tips

  • While Sao Jorge Castle lies on top of Lisbon's highest hill, it is easily accessible. Several public transport options are available, dropping you close to the monument.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, as you will need to walk a considerable distance between key attractions within the complex.
  • Bring your headphones to listen to the audio guide you get with the e-ticket.
  • Individuals with reduced mobility do not need to worry when visiting Sao Jorge Castle. Every building in the castle is accessible by a wheelchair.
  • St George Castle also has a restaurant and café, so you do not need to head outside for refreshments.
  • Still, if you want to, there are plenty of restaurants close to Sao Jorge Castle.

All Your Questions About Sao Jorge Castle Tickets Answered

Q. Where can I purchase Sao Jorge Castle tickets?

A. You can purchase St George Castle tickets here.

Q. Are Sao Jorge Castle tickets available online?

A. Yes. Sao Jorge Castle tickets are available online.

Q. Are there discounts available on Sao Jorge Castle tickets?

A. Yes. You can grab 10-20% discounts by booking tickets to St George Castle.

Q. What is the cancellation policy on Sao Jorge Castle tickets?

A. You have the option to cancel St George Castle tickets 24 hours before the experience. You'll get a full refund.

Q. What is the best way to buy Sao Jorge Castle tickets?

A. Booking your Sao Jorge Castle tickets online is the best option. You'll get amazing discounts and the option to cancel your tickets 24 hours before the experience.

Q. What is the price of Sao Jorge Castle tickets?

A. The Sao Jorge Castle e-ticket costs €19.55.

Q. Is it worth visiting Sao Jorge Castle?

A. Yes. St George Castle is worth visiting. It is one of Lisbon's oldest monuments and has remnants of several dynasties.

Q. What are the timings for Sao Jorge Castle?

A. The timings for Sao Jorge Castle during the summer (1 March to 31 October) are Monday to Sunday - 9 AM to 9 PM and during the winter (1 November to 1 February) Monday to Sunday - 9 AM to 7 PM.

Q. What is the best time to visit Sao Jorge Castle?

A. Summer is an excellent time to visit St George Castle. It is less crowded, giving you ample time to explore the buildings.

Q. Are audio guides available for Sao Jorge Castle?

A. Yes. Audio Guides are available for St George Castle tours.