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Castel de Sao Jorge (St George's Castle)

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© CSJ Fernando Guerra
This fortress lies on a hill 100 metres above Lisbon. During the period of Roman rule there was a castle on top of this hill that would later also be used by the Visigoths and the Moors. The castle was rebuilt several times during the twelfth century, finally becoming a royal palace. It served as the residence of successive Portuguese monarchs until 1511. In 1755 a large part of the building and the walls were destroyed by an earthquake. The castle underwent extensive restorations during Salazar's reign, without any regard for its historical design. A wall with ten massive towers now stands in the centre of the castle gardens.
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