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Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa

Rua Candido Mendes s/n, Macapa, State of Amapa 68906-974, Brazil
96 3212 5118
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Cool Attraction of History

A well preserved fort that overlooks the Amazon River. If you're into history this a good place to... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
chipr68
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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Old fort in Macapa

It has a lot of potential but with the communication barrier we just wandered around. It would have... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Belinda S
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
12 Jun 2017
“Cool Attraction of History”
26 Jan 2017
“Old fort in Macapa”
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Rua Candido Mendes s/n, Macapa, State of Amapa 68906-974, Brazil
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

A well preserved fort that overlooks the Amazon River. If you're into history this a good place to visit. Takes about an hour or more to walk through (Self-guided tour).

Thank chipr68
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Belinda S
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Really cool Fort, lots of canons and well preserved Fort. Nice view over the Amazon River and nice spot to relax.

Thank Senhorpowers
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

The main colonial era feature of the city. It is worth strolling around, and the riverine landscape is good.

Thank Sant1983
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

The São José Fort is beaultiful and a interesting fort Of real Portuguese in the Brazil! I recomend the visit them!

Thank Renata T
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Reviewed 22 December 2014

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

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Reviewed 20 December 2014

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

Thank redneckersson5
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Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

There's nothing else to say, is huge and a very well cared building. Amazing place in front of Amazon river.

Thank GigiCatarina
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

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

Thank Eric G
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Well-preserved fort that is easy to access and do a self-guided tour. Buildings show obvious signs of some restoration and maintenance and are pretty basic. The hike up to the walls is worth it for the view. Church is humble but charming. All of the...More

Thank OntarioTrekker
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