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

Rua do Aljube, Funchal

Avenida do Infante, Funchal

Rua Doutor António José de Almeida, 3, Funchal

Largo do Chafariz, Funchal

Chafariz do Largo do Chafariz

Fountain with a water spout and high pillar, set on two circular steps.

Praceta do Infante, Funchal

Estátua do Infante Dom Henrique

Statue paying homage to the explorer Infante Dom Henrique.

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