Birthday at Castelo de São Jorge -Lisbon

Here we are, a ‘year’ later ….To all those who enriched my day with birthday wishes …Muito obrigada!

I chose to spend the day at Castelo de São Jorge, like the princess that I am! It’s a beautiful spot high up on one of Lisbon’s hills, in fact, it’s the city’s highest point.

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Built In 11th century as a Moorish fortification upon 8th century unidentified ruins, it went on to become a royal residence in the 13th. Incredibly, it managed to survive the earthquake of 1755, which destroyed most of Lisbon, went through a military garrison phase in the 1800s and finally, in the 20th century it was retired to a museum and tourist spot. Nowadays, it is Lisbon’s most visited attraction, alongside Belem Tower. It offers a wonderful vista and the opportunity of a relatively secluded strole.

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And so, from high above Lisbon and a place that made it through 1000 years I made it through yet another travelling birthday!

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