Castelo de São Jorge

  • 200

    1st Fortification

    This first fortification was made in 2nd century BC
  • Period: 200 to Jan 1, 1147

    Castle users

    Between 200 AD and 1147 AD, Castelo de São Jorge was lived by many civilizations and empires, including Phoenicians, Greeks,Carthaginians, Roman, Suebic, Visigothic, and Moors.
  • Jan 1, 1147


    In 1147, Castelo de São Jorge was conquered by D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal.
  • Jan 1, 1255

    D. Afonso III

    In 1255 AD, D. Afonso III lived in Castelo de São Jorge
  • Jan 1, 1300

    D. Deniz I

    In 1300, D. Deniz renovated and fortified the castle
  • Period: Mar 22, 1373 to Mar 22, 1384

    São Jorge

    Between 1373 and 1384, D. João I gave the castle to English Saint Patron São Jorge, for the marriage of English Princess Philippa of Lancaster.
  • Spanish Prison

    Around 16th century, Portugal was under Spanish Rule for 60 years, and the Spanish used the Castelo de São Jorge as a prison
  • Earthquake

    In 1755, the Earthquake in Lisbon heavily damaged the castle.