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Castle of Sao Jorge

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The Castle of Sao Jorge or St. Georgeís Castle is the most prominent landmark in the capital city of Lisbon in Portugal. This 14th century royal palace sits on top of the highest hill that overlooks the whole city. It is also visible from any part of the city. At night, this beautiful structure is illuminated.


Before it became a royal residence in honor of Englandís patron saint, Saint George, this palace was a fortress and a military depot. It suffered a lot during the Great Earthquake that his the city in 1755 and it was fully restored in 1910.


Visitors can visit the Castle of Sao Jorge by walking for 25 minutes uphill from the cityís centre. Aside from the different rooms, visitors are free to climb the tower and have a beautiful view of Lisbon. It has a beautiful garden where tourists and locals alike can relax and enjoy the castle.


The castle has a museum where visitors can learn more about Lisbonís local history. They also have a restaurant for those who want to dine in a unique setting.


There is no admission fee and it is open all year round. From November to February, the castle is open from 9am to 6pm and while from March to October it is open from 9am to 9pm.


There are many accommodations close to the castle some as close as less than a kilometer from the castle. Rate is from $100-$500. Around the city, there are more choices from like inns and guesthouses.


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