Forte do Ilhéu da Pontinha

Accordingly to the existent bibliography, facts indicate that this fort was the refuge of Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira, the finders of Madeira, before they reached the archipelago. In one of the extremities it is still possible to see the triangle where the sailors fastened their boats.


Cais da Pontinha


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Monuments near Forte do Ilhéu da Pontinha

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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