Forte de São João do Arade

It formed, together with the Santa Catarina Fort, the defense of the Arade river estuary. Originally consisting of a watchtower, it was expanded in the 17th and 18th centuries. On the initiative of the poet Coelho Carvalho, at the beginning of the 20th century, the residence underwent major adaptation works, which gave it the romantic aspect it presents today.


Rua Doutor Coelho de Carvalho


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Monuments near Forte de São João do Arade

Convento de São José

This Carmelite convent, with cloister, chapel and observation tower, has existed since 1730. Throughout its history, the building has had various functions, bu…

Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Rocha

Building of remote origins is located in a strait that penetrates the sea. In its construction, this hermitage incorporates stones from previous roman/medieval…

Farol de Alfanzina

The lighthouse was started in 1920 and has a 23 metre high tower.

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição

Church in which we highlight the following: the collection of ex-votos of fishermen, the altar of the 16th century and the religious images. Inside stands a se…

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