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Certainly one of the most beautiful and well preserved fortresses I have been to. It is said that it is the largest Portuguese fortress outside of Portugal. Only in Fernando de Noronha had I visited another well kept example of old military engineering. It is...More
It has a lot of potential but with the communication barrier we just wandered around. It would have been great if there was a tour explaining stories of what happened and how the people lived. There is not much to do in Macapa so it's...More
If you are on a cruise ship like we were and taking a cruise you will most likely stop at the fort as it was lined with tour bus all morning long. this venue does nto have a fee and is worthy of a few...More
Fort San Jose stands just upriver from the northern passage across the delta into the Amazon. Local guides claim that it is the largest in South America. For various reasons the Portuguese never finished building out the original design. During its long history never fired...More
By no means is the structure something to marvel at but I did learn it is the biggest fort in Latin America which to me, leaves a lot to be desired. It's cool to check out the guard posts that overlook the mighty Amazon but...More