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23 Sep 2016
“Not necessary to visit”
4 Jul 2016
“Small fort which houses the tourist information office”
Caminho de Cima da Rocha, Lajes do Pico, Pico 9930-122, Portugal
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

Not necessary to visit except you need to go to the necessaries or get informations from tourism office. Renovated in modern style with lots of wood and lava stone, the views offered is the same if you move some steps away right or left.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank José F
Reviewed July 4, 2016

We popped into this small fort, which is a five minutes' walk from the centre of Lajes do Pico (follow the coastal path towards Sao Joao). It offers some alternative views of Lajes do Pico and a tourist office (which had a good range of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

It's a quite place at the open air. It's a free attraction. From here you can see the Lages do Pico village, the marina, and the clear water from the natural swimming pools.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank anal168
Reviewed September 13, 2015

The grounds were nicely kept and historical. The gift shop had a lot to offer., from cheese, wine, and artifacts.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed April 15, 2015

On the edge of Praia da Rocha stands a medieval fort designed & built by a military engineer Alexandre Massai between 1629-1633. The fort was built to defend the estuary of river Arade from the pirates. The fort is built on a trapezodial with the...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank 1trekky
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Old fort that in previous centuries protected the harbor of Lages. Not much to see except for some nice views, a little tourist shop and information desk, but worth a little visit. :)

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