Castle of São Jorge

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  • Day332

    Die Dächer der Stadt

    July 8 in Portugal

    Lissabon ist die Landeshauptstadt Portugals und wurde an einer Flussmüdung sowie sieben Hügeln erbaut. Ob am Ufer des Tejo den Stadtteil Belém zu erkunden, oder sich einen Ausblick im Altstadtteil Alfama zu verschaffen - der 'Wow-Effekt' ist vorprogrammiert.

    Wer im ersten Bild denkt: "Die Statur habe ich doch schon mal irgendwo gesehen.", liegt damit goldrichtig: in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien! Die Kirche hatte entschieden, sollte Gott das Land vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg beschützen, einen Christo zu erbauen.Read more

  • Day19

    Castle of Sao Jorge, Lisbon

    May 20 in Portugal

    We got off in a main square downtown and climbed the hilly route to the castle of St. George. We climbed and climbed, and finally saw the elevator we could have taken to get us most of the way up! The castle has wonderful views of the city and the Tagus river. There were also some archeological digs of the old palace.

  • Day47

    Day 43&44

    July 14, 2017 in Portugal

    Not much to report on these days day 43 was a chilled one after a night out then in the evening we went to a castle which was pretty cool

    Then yesterday was just another bus trip to Madrid for the one night and then off to San Sebastián this morning so another long one on the bus!

  • Day3


    April 9 in Portugal

    Day 3 finally took us in the city. We spent the morning at Castelo de Sao Jorge and took in the views of the city and river. After that we met up with Maria and did a walking tour of the city. You could already tell that tourist season was upon the city as it was lively and crowded.

  • Day4

    Castelo de Sao Jorge

    June 9 in Portugal

    So from Sta Luzia square we wandered up to the castle only to find it closed....it should have been open till 9 pm. There is a strike. Oh well. Steeves says it isn't that great, but there were a couple of museums in there.

    the first settlements date back to 7th century BC, there are archeological sites here, but because of the strike we never got in.

    The castle dates to the 11th century when the Moors built it to house their army and a safe haven for the elites. There is a castle town just below where you would pay to go into the castle. It is behind the walls so is "fortified', back then there were crests above the doors indicating who you were, today it is more working class.

    Alfonso Henrique took the castle from the moors in 1147 (the tiles we saw at the earlier square). after that Portugals royalty lived here....until 16th century the kings moved to their palace on Praca do Comercio and this castle became a military garrison. .After the 1755 quake, I believe the royalty fled to Belam.

    Peacocks are in the garden and on the grounds and we saw them. This would be a reminder of Portuguese greatness. trophies from the East where portugeuse traders had been.

    the little alcove once you get into the museum has a statue of St George the dragon slayer. He came from Turkey and was known for fighting valiantly (he's often pot rayed slaying a dragon) When the Christian noble Afonso Henrique called for help to eliminate the Moors from his newly founded country of Portugal, the Crusaders who helped him prayed to St George and won.
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  • Day4

    Sao jorge Castle

    June 9 in Portugal

    Inside Castle town. The church is Santa Cruz I believe and there is St George again. The crest above the door, and the nifty way of hanging laundry with a bottle in the wall, a stick and there strings for hanging the landry.

    Kendra do you like the phone box??? there is a bit of blue on them.....for the Portuguese Doctor.

  • Day120

    Lisbon, Portugal

    November 11, 2016 in Portugal

    We went to Lisbon a few weeks ago, but I am just now getting around to putting up pictures. Better late than never? We ate the famous pasteis de belem, saw the Praco de Comercio, toured St. George's castle, and visited the Tower of Belem!

  • Day8

    Castelo São Jorge

    June 16 in Portugal

    Drei volle Tage haben wir in Lissabon nun. Nachdem wir am angebrochenen Abend nur ein wenig umherliefen, sowie Pizza und das Portugal Spiel genossen, ging es am ersten Morgen los in Richtung Alfama. Wir nahmen die legendäre Electrico 28E Linie! Rustikal, schwungvoll und mit ganz schön viel Ruckeln brachte uns diese von unserem Apartment in Richtung Castelo auf dem Hügel. Ich muss sagen: Komfort sieht anders aus, aber diese Straßenbahn hat wirklich Stil!

    Das Castelo an sich ist nicht viel mehr außer alten Mauern, die von der wohl ehemals prächtigen Festung übrig geblieben sind. Beeindruckend und wohl auch die ganzen Besucher anziehend ist eher der Ausblick auf die Stadt. Von hier kann man fast komplett Lissabon überblicken!
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