São Jorge Castle

The crown of Lisbon, Castelo de São Jorge sits high up on one of the city’s many hills. Which means it has the most fantastic views. It also has plenty to explore, from the garden courtyard, to the meandering walls, to the excavated remains of previous fortresses. The site has been occupied since at least the 8th century BCE, so there’s a lot of history here. Exhibitions of archaeological remains, a camera obscura and musical performances can also be found here.

 

When I was visiting the castle, waiting not-so-patiently for sunset, I happened across a group of performers in traditional dress. They sang/acted out a story which I could not follow, but I’m pretty sure it involved a wedding and lots of alcohol. Even with the language barrier, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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