Forte de Santa Catarina

Historical reference and emblematic element of the city, it was built at the end of the 16th century as part of the defense system of the Mondego mouth. It has a triangular structure, a half bastion and two irregular bastions. Inside there is a small chapel dedicated to Santa Catarina de Ribamar, and a lighthouse. Currently, within its walls, there is also a tapas and cocktail restaurant.


Avenida de Espanha
3080-271,Figueira da Foz


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  • monday: 09:30-18:30
  • wednesday: 09:30-18:30
  • thursday: 09:30-18:30
  • friday: 09:30-22:00
  • saturday: 09:30-22:00
  • sunday: 09:30-18:30

Monuments near Forte de Santa Catarina

Estátua de Manuel Fernandes Thomaz

Statue to commemorate Manuel Fernandes Tomás, a scholar and a thinker who cared about the evils of the fatherland. Became known as former Deputy to Cortes Gene…

Pelourinho da Figueira da Foz

This spiralled shaft is finished by a baroque orb with the Portuguese Coat of Arms.

Torre do Relógio da Figueira da Foz

Also known as clock tower of São Julião is situated on the seafront. Founded in 1950, was the first clock tower of contemporary country. Has about 15 feet tall.

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