Forte de Santa Cruz

Strong pentagonal plant, once intended for the defense of the city of Horta and its port of pirates attacks. Have been named, initially, of Forte de Santo António and was built in the second half of the 16th century. The original defensive system only the outer walls. Was ceded, in 1927, the Town Hall of Horta to be torn down and increase the avenida marginal. However, the lack of funds meant that the plans were not fulfilled. In 1947 it was classified as National Monument and in 1969 an Inn was built in its interior, today "Pousada de Portugal".


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Monuments near Forte de Santa Cruz

Edifício da Sociedade de Carvão e Fornecimentos de Fayal

Building dating from the late 19th century, consisting of three floors, with the Bay Windows on the first floor. This construction comes up to our days to test…

Antiga Colónia Alemã

This building, working currently as the seat of the Regional Secretariat of agriculture and forestry, formerly housed a company of German submarine cables. Hig…

Busto do Infante Dom Henrique

Bust erected in honor of the Infante Dom Henrique, known as the browser.

Estátua do Doutor Manuel Arriaga

Statue erected in honor of Doctor Manuel Arriaga, Horta's natural and influential leader of the Portuguese Republican party.

Fábrica da Baleia de Porto Pim

This former factory, built between 1940 and 1942, presents a plant composed of various bodies interrelated, a ramp of hoisting of whales and a courtyard of dis…

Forte de São Sebastião

The Castelo de São Sebastião assumes a form roughly pentagonal and is deployed on a rocky spur beside the Bay Porto Pim. Is bathed in three sides, by the water…

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