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Castelo de São Jorge

351 21 880 0620

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Overlooking the city of Lisbon, this Moorish castle dates back to the 10th century. As legend has it, the Portuguese were only able to reclaim the castle during the Crusades when a young knight noticed one of the castle doors was open. He threw his body into the entranceway, preventing the Moors from shutting it and allowing Christian soldiers to flood the castle and reclaim the city. Housing the royal family at periods while Portugal was a monarchy, the castle is now open to the public and houses an enthralling exhibit on Lisbon’s history.

Written by Kiki Torpey

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