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It still retains eleven towers, the most outstanding being the Torre de Menagem (Tower of the Keep), Torre do Haver ou do Tombo(Tower of Riches or Trumbling Tower), Torre do Paço (Tower of the Palace), Torre da Cisterna (Tower of the Cistern) and the Torre de São Lourenço (Tower of St. Ruins of older structures and a cistern still remain in a second courtyard.

Also found here is a small door on the northern wall called the Door of Treason which allowed secret messengers to enter or exit when needed. Jorge is now a place where you can enjoy our heritage, get to know a little about Lisboa’s History at the Permanent Exhibition, explore the traces of the Moorish neighbourhood dating back from the 11th century at the Archaeological Site, discover yet unseen sights over the city on the Camera Obscura, stroll across the gardens and the belvederes, take a break at the Café do Castelo, participate of the guided tours or other didactical activities, or simply be enchanted by music, theatre, dancing and the talk shops on heritage that liven up your days at this remarkable Monument in Lisboa.

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The buildings now housing the Permanent Exhibition, Café and Casa do Leão Restaurant provide the most significant evidence of the former medieval royal residence.

Areas of the Romantic Garden and patios also display some architectural features that were part of the royal residence.

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Jorge is now a place where you can enjoy our heritage, get to know a little about Lisboa’s History at the Permanent Exhibition, explore the traces of the Moorish neighbourhood dating back from the 11th century at the Archaeological Site, discover yet unseen sights over the city on the Camera Obscura, stroll across the gardens and the belvederes, take a break at the Café do Castelo, participate of the guided tours or other didactical activities, or simply be enchanted by music, theatre, dancing and the talk shops on heritage that liven up your days at this remarkable Monument in Lisboa.

History buffs will want to visit these ancient ruins, declared a National Monument in 1954.

That title prevented any further deterioration caused by construction in the surrounding area.

They originally surrounded an area of around 4 hectares, around a small castle or fort located where today's Royal Palace stands.

Other palaces and castles were also built over the following centuries, until the present-day's marvellous Eastern Palace or Palacio del Oriente as the Royal Palace is known.

The greater part of the ruins are located within the park of Emir Mohamed I, now used as a romantic backdrop to several concerts and other cultural events during the summer months.

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