St. George Castle: E-Ticket with Audio Tour

From $ 31,02 per person

  • Entrance e-ticket
    Use your phone or print the voucher
  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English, Deutsch, Espa├▒ol, Fran├žais, Italiano, Portugu├¬s
    For both audio and stories included
St. George Castle: E-Ticket with Audio Tour

From $ 31,02 per person

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Overview

  • 1h 10min
  • 84 stories
  • 0km distance
  • 16 stops

Your Personal Adventure: Discover Lisbon’s guardian, St. George Castle, which has stood through centuries to protect the city and its heritage. Walk through its formidable walls and uncover the legends and urban myths that shroud its history. Receive your e-ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone before your visit, and transport yourself back in time to embrace the grandeur of one of Lisbon’s foremost attractions, the magnificent St. George Castle.

Listen and Admire:

Panoramic Views
Medieval Fortress
Archaeological Excavations
Historic City Walls

 

Explore through Locals’ Eyes: Put on your headphones and start a journey to discover the awe-inspiring Arco do Castelo, the Castle’s entrance, and its remarkable monuments and treasures. Let the power of storytelling immerse you in historical information and less-known stories, unveiling the secrets of this spectacular Lisbon attraction. The tourÔÇÖs content is researched and condensed into concise, original stories that promise an informative visit.
Enjoy the flexibility of repeatedly using the audio tour before or after exploring the castle.

 

Extra Tip: Take the time to wander through these tranquil green spaces, which offer a quieter and more contemplative atmosphere than the bustling main areas.

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The Old Castle that Lies

The castle beautifully sits on the highest point of the hill, enjoying a beautiful panorama of the city. The hill and the surrounding area have been occupied by several civilizations since the Iron Age. Today, this neighbourhood belongs to the parish of Santa Maria Maior and access to the interior of the castle, which was designated as a National Monument in 1910, is provided through the arch in Rua Santa Cruz do Castelo. Have a look at it! It looks quite old, doesn't it? Well, it?s not. The largest part of what we see today is a reconstruction of the original structure, which went through a major makeover in the 1940s. Battlements and towers were built on the previously existing building in order to give it a medieval look, and although most people believe this is a living memory of the city's past, it is actually a monument less than a hundred years old.

AnnElisa Sgrazzutti

Passionate about Languages and History, full time tour guide and part-time writer and storyteller. Born and raised in Italy, based in Lisbon since 2015.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Adult entry ticket to St. George Castle
  • Self-guided audio tour on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • 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
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

Rua do Chão da Feira 25, 1100-129 Lisboa, Portugal

Starting point

Arco do Castelo

Directions to starting point

The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the Arco do Castelo (Rua do Chão da Feira 25, 1100-129 Lisboa, Portugal).  It can be accessed by reaching the Castelo bus station (1100-223 Lisbon, Portugal), which is less than 50 meters from the Arco do Castelo.

Areas

  • Arco do Castelo,
  • Castle Entrance,
  • Dom Afonso Henriques monument,
  • Miradouro do Castelo,
  • Lisbon Highlights,
  • Jardim Rom├óntico: Romantic gardens,
  • Entrance to the fortification,
  • Ulysses tower,
  • Archeological site,
  • Martim Moniz Door,
  • King Manuel I statue

Important information

Opening hours

Opening hours for St. George Castle

1 November - 28 February

  • Monday: - (last admission: )
  • Wednesday - Sunday: - (last admission: )

1 March - 31 October

  • Monday: - (last admission: )
  • Wednesday - Sunday: - (last admission: )

Recommended visiting hours

November – February: 9 am to 6 pm.
March – October:┬á9 am to 9 pm.

*Tuesday closed

Know before you book

  • This is a combination of a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (accessible through our app) and an entry ticket for the Castle of St. George.
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • 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.
  • The course of the visit may be modified and special restrictions may be imposed. The visitors must always adhere to the guidelines of the site.
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant.
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS (version 15.0 and later) smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 6/6 Plus or older, iPod Touch 6th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Air 1st generation, iPad Mini 3rd generation or older.
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB).
  • Free and reduced admission tickets do not have to skip the line privileges and can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site.
  • Not all areas of the Palace are accessible via wheelchair.

Know before you go

  • Download the ticket(s) & audio tour while on WiFi prior to your visit. Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s).
  • 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 that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Make sure that you have┬á your identity or your passport
  • Due to high temperatures, bring with you sun protection
  • The ideal time to visit the temple is early morning or early evening

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Image Credits:

AnnElisa Sgrazzutti 

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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