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Forte da Ponta da Bandeira

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Address: Forte da Ponta da Bandeira Avenida dos Descobrimentos, Lagos 8600-584, Portugal
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+351 282 761 410

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Easy Access Right in Town

Nice spot very near to everything in Lagos. Next to the beach and a short walk from the historic area and marina. Good place for a short stop.

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Keller, Texas
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Keller, Texas
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Nice spot very near to everything in Lagos. Next to the beach and a short walk from the historic area and marina. Good place for a short stop.

Thank ttot11
Faro, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Built between 1680 and 1690, this fort defended access to the pier and the southeast and rising flanks of the city wall, crossing fire with the bulwark of the Gate of the Village and with the bastion of the Castle of the Governors. Conceived in time as one of the most technically advanced fortresses in the Algarve, the quadrangular plant,... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Nice views of the beaches but very little info on the history of the Forte which would have been nice. Instead there was only strange metal artwork inside. Would have been disappointed if we spent any more than our €2 entry each.

Thank cjhF755JD
Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

When walking within the City Centre this Forte is located along the water way as you leave the local vendors, it is located very close to many of the vendors selling water experiences as well.

Thank dveinotte
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We visited this little building one day as I was craving some culture. However while it was an interesting exhibition there was no information about the building itself which was a little disappointing. The views from the top were great though. There is a very steep ramp inside the courtyard to get up to the top and it could be... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

As we had this included in the pass we visited here but apart from the sculptures there is very little to see. Would only take 30 minutes at the most to see it all and that includes time to take photos. Great views though from the top, across the marina and beyond.

Thank OdANic
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We visited Lagos for the day and the old town area and Fort are stunning. There is some much to see and the old area overs everything from sight seeing to food and shopping. The old fort and the first slave market of Europe are full of history both for the young and old. Lagos is a must see and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Well worth a stroll around. Not extensive but interesting. There are various sculptures on the roof area and a great view from here. Peaceful when we were here

Thank calnor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Drop by for a moment if your in the neighbourhood, you'll get some beautiful pictures and can walk in the adjacent boulevard.

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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Worth seeing beautiful part of drive from lagos. Glad we rented car was nervous about driving in Portugal after reading reviews but used public transportation until leaving Lisbon then rented car to Algarve . Driving was easy and roads great

Thank Lizandroger2

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