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Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon - a landmark that really

2022-04-09
Sao Jorge Castle

São Jorge Castle - Castelo de São Jorge a wonderful landmark in Lisbon. Took a walk to the top today. The silhouette of the Castle stands out both by day and when illuminated at night. Located on the summit of São Jorge hill, the highest in Lisbon. The hillside also houses two of the city’s neighbourhoods called Alfama and Castelo.

 

Given its outstanding location, a highlight of the Castelo de São Jorge is its many viewpoints affording majestic and unparalleled views of Lisbon.

Built in the mid-11th century, this fortification still retains eleven towers displaying various architectural features characteristic of military fortifications from the Moorish period.

The steps leading up the sides of the curtain walls provide access to the ramparts and towers give to me the opportunity to explore the entire perimeter.

São Jorge Castle, Saint George Castle) is a historic castle in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, located in the freguesia of Santa Maria Maior. Human occupation of the castle hill dates to at least the 8th century BC[1][2] while the first fortifications built date from the 1st century BC.

The hill on which São Jorge Castle stands has played an important part in the history of Lisbon, having served as the location of fortifications occupied successively by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, and Moors, before its conquest by the Portuguese in the 1147 Siege of Lisbon. Since the 12th century, the castle has variously served as a royal palace, a military barracks, home of the Torre do Tombo National Archive, and now as a national monument and museum Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Jorge_Castle.

Stein Morten  Lund, february 2022

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