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

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