Fortaleza de São João Baptista

Fortress built in the second half of the 17th century. Initially was the city's gunpowder store (intended for all forts and towers on the island) and used to defend the city from corsair attacks, also functioning as a prison. From the mid-twentieth century, it was handed over to the navy, which installed the Armada Communications Center there.


Rua do Castelo, 17


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

    opening hours

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

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