It dominates the city and skyline, as it is set on one of the highest hills overlooking the port and river. It was first made a fortification by the Celtics, then the Phoenicians around 400 BC. Later the Romans and then the Moors took the place before the crusaders captured Portugal back.
Inside there isn't a lot of stuff. Unlike British castles, people lived outside the walls and only ran in when the area was under attack.
|Walking up to the ramparts|
|Eddie and I in tourist mode.|
|Our tuk-tuk and driver|