Castle of São Jorge from downtown Lisbon

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Castle of São Jorge (Castelo de São Jorge), seen from downtown Lisbon (Praca D. Pedro IV - Rossio)..The castle, dating from medieval times, stands atop the highest hill in central Lisbon..The S. Jorge Castle was conquered from moorish occupation in 1147 by D. Afonso Henriques, the first portuguese King, in what is known as the Siege of Lisbon..Since then, it has been the home of many of the following portuguese kings. After a period of severe neglect (and partial destruction in the 1755 earthquake) it has been restored and is today one of the major touristic attractions of the Portuguese capital.
Castle of São Jorge (Castelo de São Jorge), seen from downtown Lisbon (Praca D. Pedro IV - Rossio)..The castle, dating from medieval times, stands atop the highest hill in central Lisbon..The S. Jorge Castle was conquered from moorish occupation in 1147 by D. Afonso Henriques, the first portuguese King, in what is known as the Siege of Lisbon..Since then, it has been the home of many of the following portuguese kings. After a period of severe neglect (and partial destruction in...
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