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.

Contacts


Calçada do Pico, 7
9000-203,Funchal

    Characteristics


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

    opening hours


    Verão

  • 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

ER 103, Funchal

Estátua de João Gonçalves Zarco


Statue inaugurated in 1914 paying homage to the Portuguese navigator from the XV century João Gonçalves Zarco, who discovered this Island.

Largo da Fonte, Funchal

Estátua do Padre José Marques Jardim


Statue paying homage to Padre José Marques Jardim.

Caminho de Santo António, Funchal

Estátua do Padre Fernando Augusto da Silva


Statue paying homage to the Madeiran historian Priest Fernando Augusto da Silva.

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