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Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

This was a fairly large fortress. It was on the Atlantic ocean and the Duro River meet. It’s in fairly rough shape nowadays. It has not been well-maintained and there’s almost no infrastructure to support the tourism but did you let you go in and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 June 2019

....... located on the sea front just after the Douro river reaches the Atlantic ocean. A nice place to wander along - an interesting residential area as opposed to a sea front overtly touristy make up. The fortress is historically relevant and has been effectively...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 30 March 2019

This is an old fortress and there isn't really much to see, as there is not much that survives. It was built in the late 16th, early 17th centuries, 1570 to 1647. The original purpose was to provide a defence system against enemy attack. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 24 February 2019 via mobile

Originally built at the waters edge the sea has gradually moved the sand to place this old fort some way back. This fort was the first to be built in a star shape

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 777SarahB777
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Solid and impressive low level C16th - C17th fortification, which is now exclusively in the hands of the military. i believe that there is no public access to this fort - however further up the sands, the Queijo Fort (Sao Francisco Xavier ) is open....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We run into this place by chance after driving in Boa Vista. Our 8 year old wanted to visit it. HIe really enjoyed the fact you can walk around inside the wall and some parts (enough) of the building. Looking at the ocean from the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Minhaterra
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This fortress is located about 3 km away from the “Castelo de Queijo”, but also on the sea side. The construction of it started into the 16th century and was meant to defend the coast and the entrance of the Douro River. In total a...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Interesting fortress dating back to 1570 (completed in 1647). Contains the church of Sao Joao da Foz do Douro. Typical ramparts, watchtowers, archways and thick stone walls are all present in the construction. There are numerous rusted old cannons lying around. Located on a beautiful...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Fort is in on the open top tour bus and it is worth hopping off to view. not a lot to it but its is free and about 15 minutes should do it before getting onto the next bus which runs at 30 minute...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Richard10
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

An interesting little old fort in good structure. Not a lot to see inside but as it costs nothing and extends great views worth a walk round if you are close by

Date of experience: April 2016
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