Castillo de San Jorge (St. George Castle)
Immerse yourself in old Portuguese history. Its exterior views and interior 6,000 square meters will make it easy for you.
Its unmistakable, imposing walled mass dominates any city scene. Stones bear witness to Portugal's history, from the V century Visigoth invasions until the last indignants with Portuguese politics, through the ninth century Muslim invasion or the exodus of royalty. These serpentine walls and elegant rectangular towers that once served to defend the city, offer today superb views over the rooftops in the Bixa and Barrio Alto areas. However, its attractiveness goes well beyond the fabulous views; inside, you can also visit the Tower of Ulysses where images of Lisbon (camera obscura) or the galleries exhibiting ancient relics of the city. All information is available on http://www.castelodesaojorge.pt/ Guided tours are available of the 6,000 square meters to discover the ancient history of this place declared a national monument in 1910.