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Beautiful Portuguese Fortress

The visit is free, but you need to check the visit times in the entrance to Monte Brasil. To take... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Cristina_Hugo
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Vila do Conde, Portugal
Even more impressive close up

You can see this structure from miles away but because it is within the Spanish Fortress, you can... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Regina C
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Irvine, California
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May 16, 2018
“Beautiful Portuguese Fortress”
Feb 12, 2018
“Even more impressive close up”
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Monte Brasil, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-013, Portugal
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The visit is free, but you need to check the visit times in the entrance to Monte Brasil. To take the visit you need to ask the guard at the entrance. They even let you park the car inside. The tour goes for one and...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

You can see this structure from miles away but because it is within the Spanish Fortress, you can only visit it by going on a free escorted visit. We asked the guard at the entrance of the Spanish Fortress if we could look around, and...More

Thank Regina C
Reviewed 4 December 2017

a place full of heroic history when the Portuguese defeated the Spaniards being for 3 yrs the capital of free Portugal whilst the rest of the country was overtaken by the Spanish kings...

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Definitely take the time for a tour of this place! Try to communicate with the guide (may speak limited English), as they are a wealth of knowledge. Go to the soldier at the gate and ask to park. Historical church, catacombs, super views, etc. Tours...More

Thank hallidaysa
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Anyone traveling to the Island of Terceira and staying in Angra do Heroismo has to spend time in this beautiful building. The Fortress of São João Baptista, also known as the Fort of Monte Brasil is a historic fortress. It is used now as a...More

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