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.
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.
there were buskers & street artist & stalls peddling artifacts. 🙂
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…
the castle grounds….
the barbican walls…
a major restoration was undertaken in the 1920s.
the castle was designed to withstand long siege & incorporated strong defensive fortifications.
& sits on a high vantage point over the tejo estuary…
looking over the tagus river..
there was a peacock walking the grounds. beautiful creature. 🙂
it was a wonderful place to walk around & loiter & look over the historical buildings & old town..
Ticket & Schedule – http://castelodesaojorge.pt/en/tickets-schedule-and-information/
Transport – Bus 37 & Tram 12, 28