Fortaleza de São João Baptista

Fortress built probably in 1600, to defend the city from the corsairs’ attacks. It was also a prison and a gunpowder storehouse. In the middle of the XX century it was delivered to the Navy that placed there the Armada Communications Centre.


Calçada do Pico, 7


  • Easy external parking
  • Castles & Fortresses
  • Visitable (no guide)
  • True

    opening hours


  • tuesday: 10:00-18:00
  • thursday: 10:00-18:00
  • wednesday: 10:00-18:00
  • friday: 10:00-18:00
  • saturday: 10:00-18:00

Monuments near Fortaleza de São João Baptista

Rua do Marquês do Funchal, Funchal

Rua do Aljube, Funchal

Avenida do Infante, Funchal

Rua Nova de São João, 16, Funchal

Quinta Florença

Farm set on a slope where the manor house comes forth with two floors from the middle of the XX. It was restored in 1960 and is now a private residence.

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