The castle of Sao Jorge overlooks central Lisbon from a hill to the east of the Baixa area. Formerly a Moorish fortress, it was conquered by King Afonso Henriques with the help of northern-European crusaders in 1147 during the second crusade. Following the conquest the castle became the residence of the Portuguese kings until 1511, when a larger palace was set up on Comercio square. The castle was damaged during the earthquake of 1755 and restaurated under Salazar in 1938.

01 Staircase 02 Olisipona statue 03 Castle of Sao Jorge 04 Castle of Sao Jorge 05 Castle barbican and tower
06 Castle barbican and tower 07 Grass bushes 08 Cat 09 Castle walls, barbican and tower 10 Castle wall 11 Castle wall
12 Arrowslit 13 Castle walls and Portuguese flag 14 Castle walls and Portuguese flag 15 Castle walls and Portuguese flag 16 Castle walls and Portuguese flag 17 Staircase
18 Staircase 19 Lisbon flag 20 Inner walls 21 Statue of King Manuel 22 Castle of Sao Jorge at sunset
23 Castle of Sao Jorge at night
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