The construction of this fort began in 1643 by order of King D. João IV and was concluded during the reign of King D. Pedro II. The objective of this fort was to reinforce the gun power of S. Filipe fortress. It is located near the Albarquel beach, in the area of the Serra da Arrábida Natural Park.
Quadrangular Fort, with a battery toward the beach and on the opposite side barracks and bunkers. The defensive line was built in the reign of Dom João IV, being a strategic point in defense of the Bar Tejo.
This fortress is located by the seashore road and is partially hidden by some woods. It is called "Forte Velho" (Old Fortress) due to the fact that it is the oldest in the region. It was built by Dom Filipe I and enlarged by Dom João IV in 1643.
Fort located about 550 metres from Forte de Santo Antão, having both been constructed to defend the Bay and Praia da Vitória. Was sent up by the Corregidor of the Azores in the 16th century, and restored in the 19th century.
Strong small pentagonal plant and composed of five jagged ramparts. Has no foundations, based directly on the ground. Its construction began in 1642 and 1663, during the wars of the restoration, and then restored in 1797. In 1809 it was destroyed by the troops of general Soult, currently in ruins. This Fort is located roughly near the archaeological site of Lovelhe station.