The Castle

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You can’t miss Castelo de Sao Jorge proudly standing guard over Lisbon’s hills.

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I believe it was originally built to guard the city against sea attacks.

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The grounds are a fun area to explore, and you can walk up and along the various ruins of the great castle.

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It provides panoramic views of the city.

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Our rental apartment was just a few blocks down the hill from the castle, so we walked up there both days we were in Lisbon, though we only paid the entrance fee once. There are also a few cute shops near the entrance and one place with some delicious gelato.

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The castle is known for the peacocks that roam the grounds, and yep, they were right there.

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We chose a gorgeous spring afternoon to see the castle, and we spent quite a while out on one of the escape tower extensions, enjoying the views, the sunshine and the brisk breezes.

But as with all good things, it was finally time to go.

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