Arco do Castelo de São Jorge, entrance to the Castelo neighborhood on Rua do Chão da Feira, Alfama, Lisbon
The Castelo neighborhood is one of the most noble and well-known historic neighborhoods in Lisbon and has a unique characteristic: it only has one entrance and one exit. In this neighborhood, it is possible to travel to Lisbon of the Middle Ages by strolling through the narrow, winding and labyrinthine streets and alleys that resisted the Earthquake of November 1, 1755. The Bairro do Castelo, although small in area, has its own life with shops , apartments, hotels and cultural spaces. Lisbon was born in São Jorge Castle, and is currently the most visited monument in the country. The Castelo de São Jorge is a viewpoint of excellence in the Portuguese capital. From Castelo de São Jorge it is possible to observe meticulously various areas of the city, namely Alfama, Graça, Chiado, Carmo, Avenida da Liberdade and Mouraria. The Bairro do Castelo is much sought after by foreigners to live due to the typical neighborhood that it still maintains, security and tranquility.
Streets of the Castelo neighborhood facing the entrance to the Castle of São Jorge
building declared a municipal heritage. The Castelo district and the surrounding neighborhoods decorate the streets during the popular festivities in Lisbon. The residents of these neighborhoods are the big fans of Lisbon parties, and it is in these neighborhoods that the parties take place
Building of noble architecture in the Castelo district, with high doors and a facade decorated with tiles
Building built on a sloping street in the Castelo neighborhood.
The Castle is administered by the Santa Maria Maior Parish Council.
Places to visit in the Castelo neighborhood
Statue of São Jorge, located at the entrance to the Castle. The name of São Jorge was chosen by King Dom João I in the 14th century to baptize the then Castle of Lisbon, due to being considered the warrior saint, patron of knights and soldiers.
Statue of D. Afonso Henriques located at the entrance of the Castle of São Jorge, in the castle’s garden, next to the viewpoint
Southwest view of São Jorge Castle, with the Tagus river, the 25 de Abril bridge, downtown Lisbon, boats on the river and the south bank of the river
View, from the Castle of São Jorge, of the Church and Convent of Graça in the district of Graça
View of Martim Moniz from São Jorge Castle
View of the northern part of the city of Lisbon from the walls of Castelo de São Jorge.
Bronze cannon in São Jorge Castle, the old artillery that defended the city of Lisbon
South view from the Castle of São Jorge, with Alfama, the church of São Vicente de Fora, the National Pantheon, the Tagus river, and Alcochete on the south bank
Statue of D. Manuel I, known as “O Venturoso” (1469-1521)
Statues in the grounds of São Jorge Castle
- Belmonte Palace
- Largo do Chão da Feira
- Costa do Castelo
- Church of Santa Cruz do Castelo
- Pátio Dom Fradique
- São Lourenço Tower
Location of the Parish of Santa Maria Maior (Castelo) on the map of Lisbon
Santa Maria Maior parish location on the map of Lisbon
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