Forte de São Francisco

Former convent surrounded by walls, transformed into a fortification in 1658. Late-Baroque and Mannerist fortress, composed of regular star plant, with four pentagonal bastions highlighted at the corners by a rectangle. Its plant is similar to the neighbor fortress of São Neutel, both built during the wars of the restoration. Currently, it is a hotel, a restaurant and a bar.


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Monuments near Forte de São Francisco

Antigo Quartel da Guarda Principal / Museu da Região Flaviense

Building called Paço dos Duques de Bragança, despite having been built to house troops. It is an 18th century rectangular plant barracks where currently locate…

Fonte da Rua Doutor Augusto Figueiredo Fernandes

Large stone structure, with three semicircular bicas and three small tanks.

Castelo de Chaves

Built by Dom Dinis, this castle was of great strategic-military importance in the defense of northern Portugal. The two forts, both built during the Restoratio…

Estátua da Santa Maria Mantela

Legend of Mary keeping it that after this have had seven sons, and as at that time considered themselves infidels women who had more than one son, this sent fi…

Estátua de António Joaquim Granjo

Sculpture erected in tribute to the former Prime Minister of Portugal (in 1920), António Joaquim Granjo.

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