Lisbon’s city walls seen from the Alcáçova (citadel)

The urban landscape, as a cultural landscape, can provide us with a unique understanding of the historical city. Within the city, the urban walls have left an irrefutable mark, revealing the structure and spatial organisation of the city, as well as their impact on the formation and development of the urban fabric. From the highest point of the hill where the city of Lisbon was born (the Alcáçova), the contours of some of these old walls remain perceptible, namely the “Cerca Velha” (Old Wall) and the “Cerca Fernandina” (Fernandina Wall). At this tertulia, we’ll be looking at the city from a different perspective, allowing us to decipher the fossilised traces and signs discernible on the modern-day landscape, an essential exercise for the full enjoyment of the city of today.

With Manuela Leitão (archaeologist)

WINTER TERTULIAS
10 NOV, 8 DEC, 12 JAN (2020) & 9 FEB (2020) | 2nd SUNDAY OF THE MONTH| 4PM

Free via advance booking | info@castelodesaojorge.pt | +351 218 800 620
Meet by the statue of King Afonso Henriques

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