Castelo de Sao Jorge on 28Mar2016

castelo sao jorge

castelo de sao jorge

castelo de sao jorge, a moorish castle, occupyies a hilltop location in alfama, the ancient district spreading over a charming locality of narrow streets with historical buildings on the tejo esturary between the castle & tagus river.

walking from our apartment to the arc then to castelo

walking from our apartment to the arc then to castelo

after a great hearty breakfast at tartine, we took a walk to arco da rua augusta & the praca do comercio on the way to the castelo.

we followed the tram 28 route, but decided to walk both onward & return journey instead of taking the tram.

Entrance to castelo sao jorge

Entrance to castelo sao jorge

we passed by the winebar do castelo on the way up, and afterwards having visited the castle we had a most delightful port, chorizo, prosciutto & cheese session at the winebar.

Entrance to castelo sao jorge

Entrance to castelo sao jorge

there were buskers & street artist & stalls peddling artifacts. 🙂

busker playing the austrian hang

busker playing the hang

in particular there was an excellent busker playing the hang.

this guy was just so supergood! ^^

it was just incredible, the soothing sound flowing out with the hand movements, very soothing like the music they play at the spa…

watch the top video. ^^

castelo sao jorge

castelo sao jorge

the castle grounds….

castelo sao jorge

castelo sao jorge

the barbican walls…

the fortified central keep of castelo sao jorge 

the fortified central keep of castelo de sao jorge

the fortified central keep of castelo sao jorge 

the fortified central keep of castelo de sao jorge

a major restoration was undertaken in the 1920s.

View from castelo sao jorge

View from castelo de sao jorge

the castle was designed to withstand long siege & incorporated strong defensive fortifications.

View from castelo sao jorge

View from castelo de sao jorge

& sits on a high vantage point over the tejo estuary…

View from castelo sao jorge

View from castelo de sao jorge

looking over the tagus river..

peacock in the castelo grounds

peacock in the castelo grounds

peacock in the castelo grounds

peacock in the castelo grounds

there was a peacock walking the grounds. beautiful creature. 🙂

View from castelo sao jorge

View from castelo de sao jorge

it was a wonderful place to walk around & loiter & look over the historical buildings & old town..

c.h.e.f andy

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Ticket & Schedule – http://castelodesaojorge.pt/en/tickets-schedule-and-information/

Transport – Bus 37 & Tram 12, 28

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3 thoughts on “Castelo de Sao Jorge on 28Mar2016

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