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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95 local reviews
Alfama, Alfama
LocalityPolitical
Aurélio
•Catedral da Sé (Lisbon’s cathedral) - built right after the first King of Portugal – D. Afonso Henriques – co…
Celia
Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon and is a delightful maze of narrow streets, which lead from the Tejo e…
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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95 local reviews
Alfama, Alfama
Aurélio
Aurélio
•Catedral da Sé (Lisbon’s cathedral) - built right after the first King of Portugal – D. Afonso Henriques – conquered the city to the Mooris…
Celia
Celia
Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon and is a delightful maze of narrow streets, which lead from the Tejo estuary uphill to the castle. C…
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. Chapitô
2. Chapitô
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35 local reviews
7 Rua da Costa do Castelo, Lisbon
218 867 334
Establishment
Miguel
Circus-school-turned-Restaurant-Bar. Located next to the castle, this place offers delicious food, drinks and …
Esther
Very nice place near the Castle. You can enjoy the views with a light meal or a drink
Gonçalo
Good views, friendly staff, limited but tasty menu and a perfect place to grab some late night drinks. You can…
2. Chapitô
2. Chapitô
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35 local reviews
7 Rua da Costa do Castelo, Lisbon
218 867 334
Miguel
Miguel
Circus-school-turned-Restaurant-Bar. Located next to the castle, this place offers delicious food, drinks and theater (all in or separate) w…
Esther
Esther
Very nice place near the Castle. You can enjoy the views with a light meal or a drink
Gonçalo
Gonçalo
Good views, friendly staff, limited but tasty menu and a perfect place to grab some late night drinks. You can safely stumble home in less t…
3. Castelo de S. Jorge
3. Castelo de S. Jorge
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244 local reviews
R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisboa
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+351 21 880 0620
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Carla
Located on Lisbon’s highest hill, with an intoxicating view of the city, the São Jorge Castle invites us to ta…
Alexandra
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…
3. Castelo de S. Jorge
3. Castelo de S. Jorge
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244 local reviews
R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisboa
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+351 21 880 0620
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…
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…
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…
4. Lisbon Cathedral
4. Lisbon Cathedral
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92 local reviews
Largo da Sé, Lisboa
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+351 21 886 6752
ChurchPlace of worshipPoint of interest
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…
Gonçalo
Less than a minute's walk away. 12th century Romanesque style building and the oldest church in the city. (Sho…
4. Lisbon Cathedral
4. Lisbon Cathedral
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92 local reviews
Largo da Sé, Lisboa
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+351 21 886 6752
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…
Gonçalo
Gonçalo
Less than a minute's walk away. 12th century Romanesque style building and the oldest church in the city. (Short walk)
5. Portas do Sol
5. Portas do Sol
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53 local reviews
Largo Portas do Sol, Lisboa
+351 21 885 1299
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
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!
5. Portas do Sol
5. Portas do Sol
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53 local reviews
Largo Portas do Sol, Lisboa
+351 21 885 1299
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!
6. Nossa Senhora do Monte belvedere
6. Nossa Senhora do Monte belvedere
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130 local reviews
Point of interestEstablishment
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…
Amélia
This viewpoint both allows you to get a breathtaking view over Lisbon, São Jorge Castle and Tagus River, but c…
6. Nossa Senhora do Monte belvedere
6. Nossa Senhora do Monte belvedere
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130 local reviews
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…
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…
7. Restaurante Miradouro Santa Luzia
7. Restaurante Miradouro Santa Luzia
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22 local reviews
4 Largo Santa Luzia, Lisboa
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+351 21 886 3968
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
António
Beautiful observation deck in the heart of Lisbon offering views of the river and Alfama. The cafe on the terr…
Salomé
This is one of the most romantic spots in Lisbon. It's a landscaped terrace next to a small church of the same…
André, Ricardo & Luís
Marvelous belvedere over Alfama and Tejo! One og the best sightseeing in Lisbon
7. Restaurante Miradouro Santa Luzia
7. Restaurante Miradouro Santa Luzia
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22 local reviews
4 Largo Santa Luzia, Lisboa
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+351 21 886 3968
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…
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…
André, Ricardo & Luís
André, Ricardo & Luís
Marvelous belvedere over Alfama and Tejo! One og the best sightseeing in Lisbon
8. Miradouro da Graça
8. Miradouro da Graça
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36 local reviews
Largo da Graça, Lisboa
Closed · Opens Mon 12:00 AM (midnight)
213 227 000
Establishment
Guilherme
This romantic terrace overlooking the city is a popular hangout thanks to its kiosk café and fantastic views t…
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…
8. Miradouro da Graça
8. Miradouro da Graça
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36 local reviews
Largo da Graça, Lisboa
Closed · Opens Mon 12:00 AM (midnight)
213 227 000
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…
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…
9. Praça da Figueira
9. Praça da Figueira
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14 local reviews
Praça da Figueira, Lisbon
Route
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…
Juan
Skateboarders speed around a statue of King João I, pigeons stand on its head, tourists hop on tram 15 and tak…
9. Praça da Figueira
9. Praça da Figueira
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14 local reviews
Praça da Figueira, Lisbon
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…
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…
10. Graça
10. Graça
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19 local reviews
Graça, Lisbon
Administrative area level 3Political
Adriana
Outstanding view of the city. With a kiosk café and views of the castle, it is also a popular meeting point, …
Sílvia
Excellent view of the city, castle and river.
Paulo
Graça is one of Lisbon's oldest suburbs, located on top of her highest hill with a splendid terrace offering a…
10. Graça
10. Graça
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19 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.
Sílvia
Sílvia
Excellent view of the city, castle and river.
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 …
11. Santa Justa Lift
11. Santa Justa Lift
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98 local reviews
R. do Ouro, Lisboa
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+351 21 413 8679
Point of interestEstablishment
Sandra
This extraordinary structure was built at the turn of the century by the Portugal-born French architect Raoul …
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…
11. Santa Justa Lift
11. Santa Justa Lift
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98 local reviews
R. do Ouro, Lisboa
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+351 21 413 8679
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…
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 app…
12. Belém Tower
12. Belém Tower
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66 local reviews
Av. Brasília, Lisboa
+351 21 362 0034
PremisePoint of interestEstablishment
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…
Marta E Mafalda
Lisbon's most famous landmark looks like a small castle out of a fairy tale. It's a romantic architectural gem…
12. Belém Tower
12. Belém Tower
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66 local reviews
Av. Brasília, Lisboa
+351 21 362 0034
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…
Marta E Mafalda
Marta E Mafalda
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…