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Address: Rua Portao de Sao Tiago 21, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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Historic and splendid buildings.

We walked along the seafront, and found the glorious Fort - painted bright mustard yellow, with the typical Funchal 'terracotta' red, it was stunning against the bright blue sky... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Still don't know what this was supposed to be. It had rooms inside with different things on display but not what you would associate with a fort eg photos of icecream sellers, archaeological digs. Still trying to figure it out!

Thank 242JackieH
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along the seafront, and found the glorious Fort - painted bright mustard yellow, with the typical Funchal 'terracotta' red, it was stunning against the bright blue sky. Interesting architectural features - arches above arches - and a sense of ancient times when this Fort was well-used to protect the island

1 Thank L B
Warrington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this on a free entry day. There were no signs saying what the place was except one sign pointing to the cells. But eventually found our way to the battlements for great views

Thank Janetonly23
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The fort is lovely and easy to find as right on the front. You can walk around very easily to explore. There is also an amazing restaurant within its walls and you can have a meal inside, or on the turrets or in courtyard. Good value and excellent service.

Thank SimplyErica
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The fort is situated in the old town a good part of Funchal. 3 euros each and a good photo opportunity with good views of the harbour. A relic of the past and you get a brief historical card.

Thank Gary B
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We went to the fort on a stroll through the old town. We did not invest the small amount needed to go in as we were pushed for time. It is probably worth the cost as even if it's not that great, it isn't expensive (E1.5 I think). The outer parts are interesting and give some good photo opportunities.

Thank MilkoHastings_UK
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Well worth visiting as close to the Old Town and it provides fantastic opportunities for photographers. It is an impressive building and something of a landmark locally. The exhibits did little for me but then modern art is not my thing.

Thank kingsleyh268
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a must in such a histoircal place. Food is incredible as is the service. A very special place for memorable occasions. Not cheap but a must for experience

Thank peterh142014
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Worth a look at from the promenade but try and go in and again harassed to eat at another alfresco eatery so left

Thank jonesyclan
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Think this is a must see when in Funchal. Views from the roof are spectacular on a sunny day. Very cheap but important to keep it going. Their restaurant is very gourmet & delicious!

1 Thank Jiplane

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