Lisbon Ancient Ruins

Ancient Ruins in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Ancient Ruins

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  • marvi62
    Horsham, PA635 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a marvelous way to understand 2,000+ years of Lisbon’s history through its archaeological layers! We stumbled onto this very unique excavation only 2 days before the end of our trip to Lisbon. Luckily, the Foundation that organized these free one hour tours was able to accommodate the 3 of us for today’s 11 am tour. There were 12 people in our group, and I suspect that is the maximum allowed.

    You start the tour by waiting outside the #9 street address until someone unlocks the door. When you enter the first room, there is a section of floor covered in glass where you look down and see the first layer of the archaeological discoveries. The tour guide walked us through several rooms with digitized displays to accompany her presentation. Then we walked down steps to the lower level excavations. There were several fairly low passageways where you have to bend over a bit to pass through (I am 5’6”).

    Notes: You cannot do this tour if you have mobility challenges. There are no bathrooms. You can leave backpacks upstairs.

    This tour was a highlight of our 5 days in Lisbon !!
    Written April 16, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,098 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is my absolute favorite square in the city. The famous ruins of the big church area here, the remains of the collapse from the 18th Century earthquake. And it is a pretty square with a fountain and a lot of style and history. A couple of good restaurants, and two of them serve some food to tables in the square. We love to come here for coffee or drinks. Chiado atmosphere.
    Written November 18, 2023
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  • Hanna R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best experience ever. 2 weeks is not enough <3 if you would have the time just take it. It was perfect
    Written July 30, 2018
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson18,350 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On the grounds of the castle/citadel/fortress of St. George are a vast number of archeological excavations (the map shows where they are) and identifies three periods of occupation. The first is the Iron Age (7th to 3rd centuries B.C.), the second is the Islamic Period (up to the 11th century, A.D.) which did end in 1147 with the reconquest of the area, and the third was the area's Medieval period and those buildings stood until the great earthquake of 1755.

    The rating for that earthquake is estimated at 8 to 8.5 and the very strongest earthquake ever recorded was a 9.5 magnitude. And so, in 1755 the area has not been lived in. In the past, this site would have been the home of Muslim aristocracy with business to be conducted in the castle (which would have been Moorish at the time).
    Written January 3, 2023
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