Our first day in Lisbon we went visit the neighborhood of Alfama. While there we toured the Castelo de Sao Jorge. This citadel built in 1100's was turned into a residence for the Portuguese Kings in 1511 by Manuel I. It was partially destroyed during the 1755 earthquake and then partially rebuilt in 1938 but not authentically.
View of the Castelo from the Alfama neighborhood. We took a cab to the gates of the Santa Cruz neighborhood which is within the walls of the castles.
Santa Cruz street leading up to the castle, very narrow cobble stone streets.
Walls outside the castle
Defensive positions along the walls from a later period
King Afonso the First who successfully took Portugal back from the Moors in the 12th century.
This gentleman was playing Portuguese music in the ruined court yard of the palace.
The walk way along the Battlements
View of the city from the castle walls
I am linking this post up to the Home school Field trip hop:)!