I spoke to a few people who had gone to Lisbon, Portugal before and they all recommended I visit Castle of São Jorge. Considering the fact that I already think I’m a Princess, I obviously had to visit this castle.
The Castle of São Jorge sits atop a massive hill and overlooks all of downtown Lisbon and the Atlantic Ocean. Historians believe that the first fortification in this area was built by the Romans around 48 BC. During the 10th century, part of the castle were rebuilt, expanded upon, or fortified by the Moors. Around 1150, Christian forces took over the castle and expelled the Moors. It became the residence of the Portuguese Kings around 1250 and stayed the royal residence until the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. After the earthquake, the castle fell into a state of disrepair and was only partially renovated. The castle was used for military purposes up until the early 20th century. Since then, it was restored back to its medieval state and can now be visited by tourists!
You definitely need to visit the Castle of São Jorge and the surrounding neighborhood of Alfama when in Lisbon. Take in the gorgeous views of the entire city and enjoy some drinks during sunset over the water!