The Sao Pedro de Alcantara garden is located in the street with the same name in the Bairro Alto area and is also one of Lisbon's best sights.
St George's Castle is a medieval citadel resting high atop one of the city's highest hills overlooking the Tagus River. The earliest mentions of St George's Castle date back to the XI century, when Arab geographers mention it defending the 'Quasabah' or 'Fortress'. In 1147, St George's Castle was conquered from the Moors by Portugal's first King Alfonso Henriques helped by crusaders as part of the Seige of Lisbon. In 1255, when Lisbon became the capital city, St George's Castle served as the royal palace and was later renovated by King Denis I. The castle was dedicated to Saint George by King Joan I in the XIV century. However, St George's Castle began to lose its statue in the XVI century, when King Manuel I built the Riberia Palace, particularly when St George's Castle was damaged by earthquakes in 1531 and 1755 and never properly rebuilt.
On the left are tower of the Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora church, where the Fora describes the church's position outside the city's wall. It was built on the site of XII century monastery dedicated to St Vincent to commemorate the battle fought by the crusaders to capture Lisbon. The white limestone building, with twin towers, was designed by Italian architect Filippo Terzi; construction began in 1582, and took more than 40 years.
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ikeharel (58895) 2014-04-18 7:47
"Lisbon's best sights", agreed upon the term, Zbigniew, really an intriguing city for photography.
The place taken from also a monument in town, the roof-tops view from there is outstanding.
The Sao-Gorge castle in full grandeur shown here.
Details are immaculate, well done image.
Have a nice weekend,
saxo042 (37588) 2014-04-18 8:11
A very good city view here with a well balanced capture. Fine colours and many enjoyable details.
rychem (24576) 2014-04-18 9:01
Świetny widok, doskonała panorama z górującą nad miastem cytadelą, bardzo uporządkowany układ domów złamany jedną linią skośną, świetna głębia ostrości, pięknie zrobione
cornejo (32722) 2014-04-18 10:32
Hi Zbigniew, great view of this interesting castle of the city of Lisbon, beautifully captured in this pretty good picture. Interesting image with good pov, very good sharpness, depth and quality. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
photoray (12685) 2014-04-19 11:18
Excellent Lisbon scene, the classical buildings rising along the hillside, the impressive St. George's Castle on top, then a glimpse of Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora Church. All in good resolution and natural colors.
Thanks for sharing,
Graal (98293) 2014-04-27 12:02
ladne ujecie slawnego zamku gorujacego nad Lizbona. Przywolales moje wspomnienia gdy z tych murow patrzylem na to stare piekne miasto, most, Belem itd.
Kielia (23777) 2014-05-20 8:58
your personal POV on this well known place works excellently and is giving us another great impression of wonderful Lisboa. My compliments also for the excellent composition!
- Copyright: Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) (3625)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-16
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot SX240HS, Canon zoom lens 20xIS 4.5-90.0mmm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-18 5:10