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The Castelo de São Jorge (Saint George’s Castle) was wrested in 1147 from the Moors by D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal. D. Afonso Henriques also gave the orders to build the Sé (Cathedral).
The walls of Saint George’s Castle, sitting atop a hill guarding the Tagus, date from the Moorish occupation in the 10th century, but the site has been a fortress for centuries, possibly since the 5th century. The moated castle is regarded as the cradle of Lisbon, and today it provides a panoramic view of the River Tagus and the Alfama medieval district, which is spread out below it. Visitors can walk the esplanades and climb the ramparts. A multimedia show is available during the day which brings alive the history of Lisbon. The castle grounds are planted with olive, pine and cork trees and provide a pleasant spot to relax.

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