Forte Ponta da Bandeira

Located opposite the Bensafrim stream bar, this fort guaranteed the defense of the old port. It was built in the 17th century and features a moat, a drawbridge and a grandiose coat of arms. Inside, there is a small chapel with 18th century tiles. It is a privileged viewpoint to observe Lagos.


Cais da Solaria


  • 3.00€
  • Easy external parking
  • Castles & Fortresses
  • Visitable (no guide), Shop

    opening hours

  • tuesday: 09:30-12:30, 14:00-17:00
  • wednesday: 09:30-12:30, 14:00-17:00
  • thursday: 09:30-12:30, 14:00-17:00
  • friday: 09:30-12:30, 14:00-17:00
  • saturday: 09:30-12:30, 14:00-17:00
  • sunday: 09:30-12:30, 14:00-17:00
  • holiday: 09:30-12:30, 14:00-17:00

Monuments near Forte Ponta da Bandeira

Arco / Porta de São Gonçalo

A gate sided by two barbicans. It is one of the city's gates, built between the reigns of Dom Manuel I and Dom Filipe I. It was built together with walls, for …

Armazém Regimental

A regimental warehouse dating back to the 17th century, with a mannerist and baroque architecture. A perfect testimony of useful military architecture, destine…

Baluarte de Santa Maria / Baluarte da Porta da Vila

This is the first of seven still existing strongholds that were part of the so-called Nova Cerca (or Segunda Cerca) of town's walls. It is a poligonal strongho…

Brasão de Lagos

A limestone work that represents the city of Lagos's coat of arms, made of a wall and two towers.

Casa da Dízima / Edifício da Portagem / Quartel dos Remadores da Alfândega / Vedoria

A two floors building dating back to the 17th century. On the ground floor, a special note to three door spans with a masonry panel and, on the first floor, th…

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