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All You Need to Know About Sao Jorge Castle Opening Hours

Today

Open 9am–9pm

Last Admission

8:30pm

St. George's Castle

Mar 1 TO Oct 31 Timings

Days (Mar 1 TO Oct 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday 9:00am–9:00pm 8:30pm
Tuesday (Today)9:00am–9:00pm 8:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am–9:00pm 8:30pm
Thursday 9:00am–9:00pm 8:30pm
Friday 9:00am–9:00pm 8:30pm
Saturday 9:00am–9:00pm 8:30pm
Sunday 9:00am–9:00pm 8:30pm

Jan 1 TO Feb 28 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Feb 28)

TIMINGS
Monday 9:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am–6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am–6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am–6:00pm
Friday 9:00am–6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am–6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am–6:00pm
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Located on the summit of São Jorge hill, Lisbon’s highest, Sao Jorge Castle, was the home of the Kings of Portugal and the Bishop between the 13th and 16th centuries. Phoenician, Greek, and Carthaginian ruins have also been found in the area, making it a historical as well as an archaeologically important site. Read on to find out Sao Jorge Castle's opening hours and the best time to visit.

How long should I spend at Sao Jorge Castle?

Two hours is generally enough to tour the Sao Jorge Castle. You can properly explore the castle, the garden, Black Chamber, and Permanent Exhibition. A visit to the Ruins of the former Royal Palace of the Alcáçova, the royal palace destroyed in the earthquake of 1755, is also covered in the duration. However, you may need an extra hour if you’re visiting in the peak season and during peak hours.

Sao Jorge Castle

1 Hours

If you're short on time, you can still enjoy a whirlwind visit to Sao Jorge Castle in around an hour. This would involve a brisk walk through the castle grounds, taking in the panoramic views of Lisbon from the ramparts, and a quick peek at the archaeological excavations or the Castle Museum.

Sao Jorge Castle

2-3 Hours

With 2-3 hours, you can have a more relaxed and comprehensive experience. You'll have time to explore the castle at a slower pace, take photos, and delve deeper into the various sections. You could also grab a bite to eat at the cafe or restaurant within the castle grounds.

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Half Day or More

History buffs and those who love a good wander could easily spend half a day or more at Sao Jorge Castle. In addition to everything mentioned above, you could attend a guided tour (offered in English and other languages) to learn more about the castle's rich history. You could also explore the surrounding Alfama district, Lisbon's oldest neighborhood, known for its narrow streets, traditional shops, and Fado houses.

Frequently asked questions about Sao Jorge Castle opening hours

What are Sao Jorge Castle opening hours?

Sao Jorge Castle Lisbon opens daily from 9am to 6pm between November to February. In summer, i.e., from March to October, it is open from 9am to 9pm.

Why visit Sao Jorge Castle?

Sao Jorge Castle is among Lisbon’s most famous attractions. It was founded by early Romans, offers insight into different cultures and lifestyles, and has beautiful gardens.

Should I buy Sao Jorge Castle tickets in advance?

Yes. Advance booking to Sao Jorge Castle allows you to enter the attraction and enjoy a guided tour quickly. Book your advance tickets online to grab discounts.

How to get to Sao Jorge Castle?

You can reach Sao Jorge Castle by tram or bus. You can take trams 28 and 12 or Bus 737 to reach the castle.

How many entrances does Sao Jorge Castle have?

Sao Jorge Castle has one entrance.

How long does it take to explore Sao Jorge Castle?

Two hours are enough to explore Sao Jorge Castle.