Last Wednesday, we took the "elevador" in Baixa to go to the Castelo de São Jorge. First, our history and culture teacher Beatriz told us the legend of the conquest of the castle in 1147. We visited the castle, which was restored during the dictatorship of Salazar, and learned about its historical importance for the Portuguese kingdom. We heard stories about Afonso Henrique, Martim Moniz and King Manuel I - "O Venturoso".
After we had seen the castle, we went down the small streets of Mouraria. The neighbourhood is one of the oldest in Lisbon and birthplace of Fado, Lisbon's most popular style of music. Join us on another tour to find out about the different theories how it came to existence (and for a cold drink, too)!