Considered as one of the most symbolic Monuments of Lisbon, the Saint George’s Castle witnessed some unique moments of the Portuguese and Lisbon’s History.
The name emerged as a gesture of gratitude as many crusaders dedicated devotion to the martyr St. George. Nowadays, the day of the conquest, October 25th, is commemorated "Army Day" and the Portuguese Army has St. George as patron.
The earthquake of 1755 contributed to the decay and degradation of the monument. Classified as National Monument in 1910 it received significant restoration interventions in the 1940s and late 1990s which helped restoring the monument and recovering its medieval traces.
If you’re thinking about the ride to the top, don’t be troubled. There are cable cars, as the famous 28 which will take you up. By walking, the experience is even more spectacular and during the summer the castle is open until 21h, allowing a perspective of Lisbon by night.