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Lisbon view taken from São Pedro de Alcantâra garden. On the right we can see São Jorge Castle.

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The Pombaline Lower Town (Portuguese: Baixa Pombalina, pron. IPA: ['baiʃɐ põbɐ'linɐ] or simply Baixa) area covers about 235,620 square metres of central Lisbon, Portugal. It comprises the grid of streets north of the Praça do Comércio, roughly between the Cais do Sodré and the Alfama district beneath the Lisbon Castle, and extends northwards towards the Rossio and Figueira squares and the Avenida da Liberdade, a tree-lined boulevard noted for its tailoring shops and cafes.
Baixa Pombalina
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The Castle of São Jorge (English: Castle of Saint George; Portuguese pron. IPA: [kɐʃ'tɛlu dɨ sɐ̃ũ 'ʒɔɾʒ(ɨ)]) is the Castle of Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, and is located in the highest hill of the historic centre of the city. It is one of the main historical and tourist sites of the city.
Although the first fortifications on the Lisbon hilltop are known to date only from the 2nd century BC, archaeological research has shown that human occupation exists there at least since the 6th century BC, originally from autochthonous Celtic and Iberian tribes (with probable Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian influences), afterwards Roman, Suebic, Visigothic and Moorish.
Although the first fortifications on the Lisbon hilltop are known to date only from the 2nd century BC, archaeological research has shown that human occupation exists there at least since the 6th century BC, originally from autochthonous Celtic and Iberian tribes (with probable Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian influences), afterwards Roman, Suebic, Visigothic and Moorish.
St. Jorge Castle

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