São Jorge Castle is one of Lisbon’s oldest buildings and one of the most important attractions. The castle was built on the highest point in the Alfama area, and a small community called Santa Cruz still remains in the fort. As early as the 6th century BC, there were traces of human settlement here, and many ethnic groups such as Phoenicians, Greeks, and Carthaginians left their footprints here. The castle has a long history. It was built by the Celts in the 5th century. Later, the Moors and Christians reinforced it on the original foundation. Later, it was transformed into a palace. Covering an area of 6000 square meters, it was once an important strategic commanding height and was successively occupied by rulers of various eras. The touching story of the crusaders who attacked the castle has been circulated to this day. Legend has it that the knight Martin Moniz saw the gate with only a small opening and used his body to prevent the gate from closing, so that the army went smoothly. Attacked the castle and drove away the Moors.
Very old towns are full of interesting buildings and churches. With many cobblestone streets, São Jorge’s Castle was built in the late fourteenth century and designed by the famous military architect Novaro at the time. The Ducal Palace was later added with a beautiful garden, which was very quiet behind the noisy square. There are many shops and restaurants nearby
There is a strong sense of history. Part of the wall of the castle was built by the Visigoths, and the whole city can be seen on the maze-like wall
Important monuments ~ very historical significance. It's best to learn about the local history before going, otherwise it feels like just walking around. Tickets are not too expensive. 8.5 euros per person.
The Castle of São Jorge, located in the center of La Spezia, is a baroque medieval castle. Although it is small in scale, it is very delicate. Inside the castle is an ancient Roman architecture museum, which exhibits a large number of unearthed ancient Roman architectural remains And some ancient building materials
On the top of the city stands a statue of Prince St. George, and a large restaurant and an exquisite animal and plant garden are installed in the castle. It is the best spot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Lisbon’s famous "4.25" bridge.