Best castles in Lisbon

Check out the top castles in Lisbon, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Alfama

1. Alfama

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96 local reviews
Alfama, Alfama
LocalityPolitical
"This Lisbon that I love"
Alfama is the oldest and one of the typical neighborhoods of Lisbon. Its name derives from Arabic Al-hamma (ال…
Lourenco
•Catedral da Sé (Lisbon’s cathedral) - built right after the first King of Portugal – D. Afonso Henriques – co…
Tomás
•Catedral da Sé (Lisbon’s cathedral) - built right after the first King of Portugal – D. Afonso Henriques – co…
1. Alfama

1. Alfama

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96 local reviews
Alfama, Alfama
"This Lisbon that I love"
"This Lisbon that I love"
Alfama is the oldest and one of the typical neighborhoods of Lisbon. Its name derives from Arabic Al-hamma (الحمة), which means baths or fou…
Lourenco
Lourenco
•Catedral da Sé (Lisbon’s cathedral) - built right after the first King of Portugal – D. Afonso Henriques – conquered the city to the Mooris…
Tomás
Tomás
•Catedral da Sé (Lisbon’s cathedral) - built right after the first King of Portugal – D. Afonso Henriques – conquered the city to the Mooris…
2. Castelo de S. Jorge

2. Castelo de S. Jorge

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244 local reviews
Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisboa
Closed now
218 800 620
LodgingEstablishment
Alexandra
Located on Lisbon’s highest hill, with an intoxicating view of the city, the São Jorge Castle invites us to ta…
Carla
Located on Lisbon’s highest hill, with an intoxicating view of the city, the São Jorge Castle invites us to ta…
Celia
Located on Lisbon’s highest hill, with an intoxicating view of the city, the São Jorge Castle invites us to t…
2. Castelo de S. Jorge

2. Castelo de S. Jorge

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244 local reviews
Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisboa
Closed now
218 800 620
Alexandra
Alexandra
Located on Lisbon’s highest hill, with an intoxicating view of the city, the São Jorge Castle invites us to take a trip back in time. The Sã…
Carla
Carla
Located on Lisbon’s highest hill, with an intoxicating view of the city, the São Jorge Castle invites us to take a trip back in time. The Sã…
Celia
Celia
Located on Lisbon’s highest hill, with an intoxicating view of the city, the São Jorge Castle invites us to take a trip back in time, where…
3. Lisbon Cathedral

3. Lisbon Cathedral

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95 local reviews
Largo da Sé, Lisbon
Closed now
218 866 752
LodgingEstablishment
João
Cathedral built with three different styles. Used to defend the city outside the castle from attackers.
Rui
From outside, Lisbon's cathedral (also known as the Church of Santa Maria Maior) looks more like a castle in R…
André
The Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major or simply Lisbon Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located. …
3. Lisbon Cathedral

3. Lisbon Cathedral

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95 local reviews
Largo da Sé, Lisbon
Closed now
218 866 752
João
João
Cathedral built with three different styles. Used to defend the city outside the castle from attackers.
Rui
Rui
From outside, Lisbon's cathedral (also known as the Church of Santa Maria Maior) looks more like a castle in Romanesque-Gothic style, with d…
André
André
The Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major or simply Lisbon Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located. The oldest church in the city …
4. PORTAS DO SOL

4. PORTAS DO SOL

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58 local reviews
84 Rua de São Tomé, Lisboa
218 860 305
StoreEstablishment
Adriana
Found not far from the castle, this terrace offers the best postcard views (and photos) of Lisbon. It overloo…
Gonçalo
One of Lisbon's finest views over the old city. Great views over the river Tagus estuary and its half-way to t…
André, Ricardo & Luís
Amazing belvedere, it also has a Bar/Cafe where you can spend the afternoon/night!
4. PORTAS DO SOL

4. PORTAS DO SOL

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58 local reviews
84 Rua de São Tomé, Lisboa
218 860 305
Adriana
Adriana
Found not far from the castle, this terrace offers the best postcard views (and photos) of Lisbon. It overlooks the domes and rooftops of t…
Gonçalo
Gonçalo
One of Lisbon's finest views over the old city. Great views over the river Tagus estuary and its half-way to the castle. (Tram: 28)
André, Ricardo & Luís
André, Ricardo & Luís
Amazing belvedere, it also has a Bar/Cafe where you can spend the afternoon/night!
5. Hotel Albergaria Senhora do Monte

5. Hotel Albergaria Senhora do Monte

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138 local reviews
39 Calçada do Monte, Lisboa
LodgingEstablishment
Amélia
This viewpoint both allows you to get a breathtaking view over Lisbon, São Jorge Castle and Tagus River, but c…
Alexandra
Lisbon spreads out before you at Graça’s highest of the high, Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. Come for the rela…
André
Senhora do Monte Viewpoint is in Graça and is in front of the Nossa Senhora do Monte Chapel. There you can see…
5. Hotel Albergaria Senhora do Monte

5. Hotel Albergaria Senhora do Monte

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138 local reviews
39 Calçada do Monte, Lisboa
Amélia
Amélia
This viewpoint both allows you to get a breathtaking view over Lisbon, São Jorge Castle and Tagus River, but can also function as a place to…
Alexandra
Alexandra
Lisbon spreads out before you at Graça’s highest of the high, Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. Come for the relaxed vibe and the best views of…
André
André
Senhora do Monte Viewpoint is in Graça and is in front of the Nossa Senhora do Monte Chapel. There you can see, to the south, the Mar da Pal…
6. Miradouro de Santa Luzia

6. Miradouro de Santa Luzia

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21 local reviews
Largo de Santa Luzia, Lisboa
Closed now
218 863 968
LodgingEstablishment
Salomé
This is one of the most romantic spots in Lisbon. It's a landscaped terrace next to a small church of the same…
António
Beautiful observation deck in the heart of Lisbon offering views of the river and Alfama. The cafe on the terr…
André, Ricardo & Luís
Marvelous belvedere over Alfama and Tejo! One og the best sightseeing in Lisbon
6. Miradouro de Santa Luzia

6. Miradouro de Santa Luzia

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21 local reviews
Largo de Santa Luzia, Lisboa
Closed now
218 863 968
Salomé
Salomé
This is one of the most romantic spots in Lisbon. It's a landscaped terrace next to a small church of the same name, offering a beautiful pa…
António
António
Beautiful observation deck in the heart of Lisbon offering views of the river and Alfama. The cafe on the terrace is a great place for a res…
André, Ricardo & Luís
André, Ricardo & Luís
Marvelous belvedere over Alfama and Tejo! One og the best sightseeing in Lisbon
7. Miradouro da Graça

7. Miradouro da Graça

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36 local reviews
Largo da Graça, Lisboa
Closed now
213 227 000
Establishment
Francisco
Leafy, shaded square, ideal for snacks/drinks al fresco while admiring views of downtown and S George's castle…
Sofia
This romantic pine-shaded terrace overlooking the city is a popular hangout for young groups, thanks to its ki…
Guilherme
This romantic terrace overlooking the city is a popular hangout thanks to its kiosk café and fantastic views t…
7. Miradouro da Graça

7. Miradouro da Graça

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36 local reviews
Largo da Graça, Lisboa
Closed now
213 227 000
Francisco
Francisco
Leafy, shaded square, ideal for snacks/drinks al fresco while admiring views of downtown and S George's castle. The terraced cafe is highly …
Sofia
Sofia
This romantic pine-shaded terrace overlooking the city is a popular hangout for young groups, thanks to its kiosk café and fantastic views t…
Guilherme
Guilherme
This romantic terrace overlooking the city is a popular hangout thanks to its kiosk café and fantastic views that go from the castle down to…
8. Praça da Figueira

8. Praça da Figueira

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14 local reviews
Praça da Figueira, Lisbon
Route
Juan
Skateboarders speed around a statue of King João I, pigeons stand on its head, tourists hop on tram 15 and tak…
Pedro
Skateboarders speed around a statue of King João I, pigeons stand on its head, tourists hop on tram 15 and tak…
Juan
Skateboarders speed around a statue of King João I, pigeons stand on its head, tourists hop on tram 15 and tak…
8. Praça da Figueira

8. Praça da Figueira

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14 local reviews
Praça da Figueira, Lisbon
Juan
Juan
Skateboarders speed around a statue of King João I, pigeons stand on its head, tourists hop on tram 15 and take pictures of St. George's Cas…
Pedro
Pedro
Skateboarders speed around a statue of King João I, pigeons stand on its head, tourists hop on tram 15 and take pictures of St. George's Cas…
Juan
Juan
Skateboarders speed around a statue of King João I, pigeons stand on its head, tourists hop on tram 15 and take pictures of St. George's Cas…
9. Graça

9. Graça

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20 local reviews
Graça, Lisbon
SublocalityPolitical
Adriana
Outstanding view of the city. With a kiosk café and views of the castle, it is also a popular meeting point, …
Paulo
Graça is one of Lisbon's oldest suburbs, located on top of her highest hill with a splendid terrace offering a…
Sílvia
Excellent view of the city, castle and river.
9. Graça

9. Graça

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20 local reviews
Graça, Lisbon
Adriana
Adriana
Outstanding view of the city. With a kiosk café and views of the castle, it is also a popular meeting point, mixing locals and tourists.
Paulo
Paulo
Graça is one of Lisbon's oldest suburbs, located on top of her highest hill with a splendid terrace offering a panoramic view of the castle …
Sílvia
Sílvia
Excellent view of the city, castle and river.
10. Elevador Santa Justa

10. Elevador Santa Justa

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99 local reviews
103 Rua de Santa Justa, Lisboa
Closed now
214 138 679
Establishment
Celia
The only vertical lift in Lisbon is the work of Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, an engineer originally from France b…
Sofia & Miguel
This extraordinary structure was built at the turn of the century by the Portugal-born French architect Raoul …
Sandra
This extraordinary structure was built at the turn of the century by the Portugal-born French architect Raoul …
10. Elevador Santa Justa

10. Elevador Santa Justa

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99 local reviews
103 Rua de Santa Justa, Lisboa
Closed now
214 138 679
Celia
Celia
The only vertical lift in Lisbon is the work of Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, an engineer originally from France but living in Oporto. It was …
Sofia & Miguel
Sofia & Miguel
This extraordinary structure was built at the turn of the century by the Portugal-born French architect Raoul de Mesnier du Ponsard (an appr…
Sandra
Sandra
This extraordinary structure was built at the turn of the century by the Portugal-born French architect Raoul de Mesnier du Ponsard (an appr…
11. Belém Tower

11. Belém Tower

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60 local reviews
Praça do Império, Lisbon
Point of interestMuseumEstablishment
Adriana
Lisbon's most famous landmark looks like a small castle out of a fairy-tale. It's a romantic architectural gem…
Joana
Lisbon's most famous landmark looks like a small castle out of a fairy tale. It's a romantic architectural gem…
Joao
Just 10 minutes away by boat :-)
11. Belém Tower

11. Belém Tower

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60 local reviews
Praça do Império, Lisbon
Adriana
Adriana
Lisbon's most famous landmark looks like a small castle out of a fairy-tale. It's a romantic architectural gem from the Age of Discovery tha…
Joana
Joana
Lisbon's most famous landmark looks like a small castle out of a fairy tale. It's a romantic architectural gem from the Age of Discovery tha…
Joao
Joao
Just 10 minutes away by boat :-)
12. Castelo

12. Castelo

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10 local reviews
Castelo, Lisbon
SublocalityPolitical
Theo
You must visit the castle part of the city
Zoltan
The main castle in Lisbon. It's a nice neighbourhood, worth to walk around
Laura & Diogo
Lisbon Castle. Excelent view over the city
12. Castelo

12. Castelo

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10 local reviews
Castelo, Lisbon
Theo
Theo
You must visit the castle part of the city
Zoltan
Zoltan
The main castle in Lisbon. It's a nice neighbourhood, worth to walk around
Laura & Diogo
Laura & Diogo
Lisbon Castle. Excelent view over the city