Castelo de São Jorge (Saint George Castle to us Yankees) is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic center of the Lisbon and Tagus River. The strongly fortified citadel dates from medieval period of Portuguese history.
Below is the Portuguese flag (left) and the flag of the City of Lisbon (right).
The first fortifications on this hilltop date from the 2nd century BC. As good ideas tend to stick, the hill was first used by indigenous Celtic tribes, then by Phoenicians, Greeks, and Carthaginians as a defensible outpost. As time went on, other’s like the idea of having a for on this hill. Roman, Suebic, Visigothic, and Moorish peoples all took advantage of the great views. During the 10th century, the fortifications were rebuilt by Muslim Berber forces.
Hmmm. I think I see my hotel from up here.