In the heart of the Bairro do Castelo neighbourhood, discover one of the most historically significant churches in Lisbon, climb its bell tower, and let yourself be amazed at the city’s most historic scenery.
Discover one of the most historically significant churches in Lisbon, the Holy Cross Church of São Jorge Castle.
Having been closed for more than thirty years, the temple hid many secrets, like, for instance, the statue of Saint George, which has been carried atop a white horse since 1570 on the capital’s oldest procession.
In addition to visiting the church itself, it is nowadays possible to climb the fifty steps of the bell tower.
From the top of this, the highest tower in old Lisbon, an incredible view of both city and river unravels.
It’s a one-of-a-kind experience: to enjoy the wonderful landscape of Lisbon and the Tagus river, to sound the 18th century bells, and then to taste a fine wine or replenish your strength with a cold beverage (in summer) or hot chocolate (in winter).
The experience also includes a visit to the permanent exhibit "Há vida no Bairro do Castelo" (“There is life in Bairro do Castelo”), an homage to the residents of this historic neighbourhood, on show in the church’s choir.
Moreover, in the media room, a short immersive film telling the story of the Bairro do Castelo, the church and the mystery of the Holy Cross can be watched.