Photographer's Note

The Arc of Jesus is located at Cais de Santarém square, and gives access to the Rua de S. João Square, and is a living document the history of the Alfama district.
Of the twelve gates of primitive Moorish about this is the one that has remained to this day, although changed. But we know that this was a port city about the time of the Moor. Hence its classification as a national monument, and it deserved better treatment than that which the photo documents.
It is assumed that this passage was used by the Crusaders when D. helped Afonso Henriques, at the time of capture of Lisbon in 1147.
The doors of the old city still interrupt the line of buildings that constitute the field of onions. The whole ensemble embodies also the presence of the ancient walls that stood on the edge of the port. Noted that signified that even in the Alfama Lisbon Islamic "on the edge of the port."

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Additional Photos by Joao Correia (sogal) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 903] (1616)
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