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Sao Joao da Foz Fortress

Esplanada Castelo, Porto 4150-196, Portugal
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“military” (2 reviews)
“queijo” (2 reviews)
“structure” (2 reviews)
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Esplanada Castelo, Porto 4150-196, Portugal
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Solid and impressive low level C16th - C17th fortification, which is now exclusively in the hands of the military. i believe that there is no public access to this fort - however further up the sands, the Queijo Fort (Sao Francisco Xavier ) is open....More

Thank cherriesfan_9
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We run into this place by chance after driving in Boa Vista. Our 8 year old wanted to visit it. HIe really enjoyed the fact you can walk around inside the wall and some parts (enough) of the building. Looking at the ocean from the...More

Thank Minhaterra
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

This fortress is located about 3 km away from the “Castelo de Queijo”, but also on the sea side. The construction of it started into the 16th century and was meant to defend the coast and the entrance of the Douro River. In total a...More

Thank Hans G
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Reviewed July 2, 2016

Interesting fortress dating back to 1570 (completed in 1647). Contains the church of Sao Joao da Foz do Douro. Typical ramparts, watchtowers, archways and thick stone walls are all present in the construction. There are numerous rusted old cannons lying around. Located on a beautiful...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2016

The Fort is in on the open top tour bus and it is worth hopping off to view. not a lot to it but its is free and about 15 minutes should do it before getting onto the next bus which runs at 30 minute...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

An interesting little old fort in good structure. Not a lot to see inside but as it costs nothing and extends great views worth a walk round if you are close by

Thank Neville C
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Reviewed March 22, 2015

This old fortification is a short walk along the coast road from the final stop on the No 1 tram service from the City. Obviously easy to find and free to enter. Has been well preserved. Worth a visit if you aren't just wandering around

1  Thank jandlUk
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