the glory of living in lisboa 18

Martim Moniz was a soldier that participated in the (re)conquest of lisbon from the Moors in 1147. Portugal was then a country only 4 years old! The king afonso used the help of a crusaders fleet on their way to the holy land. Martim became famous because he managed to get half through one of the big doors in one of the citiy’s gates. He was killed of course but by staying there the others managed to climb over his body and get in. Today the square that holds his name nearby the long forgotten gate is the multicultural centre of lisboa. there we can find several kiosks of ethnic food. I think Martim wold love to eat a kebab sandwich in peace in his square.

sunday lunch in martim moniz square

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