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A strategic fort at the Tajo mouth.

Built in a strategic location that dominates Barra's entrance, São Julião is one of the most... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ADulcidio
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Carcavelos, Portugal
A focal point on Carcavelos' beach

This is not open to the public (I think it's used by the Ministry of Justice) but provides a great... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2016
Gakeitse
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London, UK
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4 weeks ago
“A strategic fort at the Tajo mouth.”
16 Apr 2018
“Considered in the past as the Shield of the Kingdom, greater maritime fortification in the country.”
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Avenida Marginal 2780, Carcavelos 2775-604, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built in a strategic location that dominates Barra's entrance, São Julião is one of the most important military buildings in the country. Although it is not possible to specify the period when the works of the Fort of São Julião began, the opinions are divided...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

The São Julião da Barra Fort is the largest and most complete military defense complex in the Vauban style reminiscent of Portugal. Built in São Julião da Barra, at the tip of São Gião, the extreme west of Oeiras in front of the Tagus bar...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

The Fort is inaccessible to the public (I believe it’s used by a Government department) but is an important coastal landmark between Oireas and Carcavelos beaches. The sea is currently choppy and the waves that crash against the Fort, impressive.

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Reviewed January 12, 2017

nice place to sit and watch the sunset with friends, great sea breeze and mostly good temperatures..

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Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is not open to the public (I think it's used by the Ministry of Justice) but provides a great base from which to photograph beach scenes and sunsets. Fishermen also cast from the surrounding rocks. The surrounding area is an important graveyard for shipwrecks....More

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