The St. George’s castle is located in one of the highest hills of Lisbon, and the first construction dates back to the 2nd century B.C.
Researches concluded that since the 6th century B.C., many different civilizations settled here, from the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors.
It was conquered from the Moors by the 1st Portuguese King, D. Afonso Henriques in 1147.
The castle received important conservation and improvement works from 1940 until 1990, and is today considered one of the most emblematic monuments in Lisbon.
It offers his visitants beautiful gardens and from its viewpoints you can see almost every part of the city. There you can see a multimedia show (Olsipónia), a dark camera (Ulisses Tower – a 360º journey over Lisbon), an exhibition area, a restaurant “Casa do Leão” and thematic shops.