Saint George Castle (Lisbon)
Saint George Castle is a symbol of Lisbon that can be seen from everywhere in the city and a landmark of the first recorded occupation of the city.
Its oldest construction is Roman from the 6th century, after that the Visigoths, and after them the Moors took over. It served as a Moorish royal residence until king the first Portuguese King, D. Afonso Henriques captured it in 1147.
According to records, at Saint George´s Castle, Martim Moniz knight died trying to stop the doors from closing, enabling Christians to enter the Moorish-held castle.
Most of the castle was destroyed over the years, especially in the Great Earthquake of 1755.
The Castle at the top of a hill provides fantastic views over the Baixa district and the Tagus river while. The walk to the castle can be difficult during the summer it is one of the best tourist attractions of Lisbon.