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)
- 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
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.
Estátua do Padre José Marques Jardim
Statue paying homage to Padre José Marques Jardim.
Estátua do Padre Fernando Augusto da Silva
Statue paying homage to the Madeiran historian Priest Fernando Augusto da Silva.