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All kids like castles, and the bigger the better. Fortunately Lisbon castle is one of the grandest in the land and youngsters can enter a make-believe world of medieval magic at this landmark... Read More
All kids like castles, and the bigger the better. Fortunately Lisbon castle is one of the grandest in the land and youngsters can enter a make-believe world of medieval magic at this landmark monument. The imagination can run wild in a place like this. Besides the archaeological site and the ruins of the former royal Alcáçova palace set within the grounds, the castle walls afford envy-inducing views over downtown Lisbon. For a close-up view, head for the Tower of Ulysses where a camera obscura provides a 360° real time perspective of the city below. The gardens are extensive and it's easy to lose oneself amongst cork oak, olive, carob and umbrella pine. For snacks and a place to catch your breath, nip into the castle café for tea and cake.
Rua do Chão da Feira
- Winter: Daily 9am-6pm
- Summer: Daily 9am-9pm
- Ticket Concessions Available
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: One of the city's greatest historical monuments, the castle remains a must-see for any visitor to Lisbon, and the views are spectacular.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: One of Lisbon's – indeed Portugal's – great historical landmarks, the castle remains part of the city's identity and is a compelling sightseeing draw.