Forte de São Miguel Arcanjo

At the end of the Promontory, overlooking the North Beach, Sebastian ordered the construction of the fortress of s. Miguel in 1577, in order to defend the pirates ' Cove, rebuilt later by order of Philip II in 1600. The stroke that today presents was commissioned by King John IV, at the time of the restoration of the monarchy. Triangular in shape, has a bastion at each angle, a wall in slope at the bottom and, internally, the Plaza de armas on the 2nd floor and the bunkers that open by several perfect round arches. Since 1903 there is installed a beacon navigation aid with a range of 15 miles.


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  • Easy external parking
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Monuments near Forte de São Miguel Arcanjo

Fonte da Vila da Nazaré

Three source profusely ornamented with pillars, pinnacles and embossed scrolls, situated on the road to Nazareth to Flint.

Igreja da Misericórdia da Nazaré

Temple of ornate Mannerist style with a set of 1468, representing our Lady of mercy and with gilded altars. The exterior features animated straight lines by cl…

Antigos Paços do Concelho da Pederneira

Probably built in the 16th century, only in the 18th century was built the pediment of the main door and the dome of the Bell Tower. Home emblazoned with the s…

Busto de José Laborinho Marques da Silveira

Honor of the Association of voluntary firemen of Nazareth, the doctor José Laborinho Marques da Silveira, a doctor in the region. Bust of 1986.

Capela de Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos

Chapel built in 1760, at the behest of the Cistercians of Alcobaça, and dedicated to the cult of our Lady of the afflicted. Stands out for its facade, covered …

Capela de Santo António

Chapel located in marginal da Nazaré, right on the seafront. It is characterized by possessing unique ship and a chancel. But the real highlight is the façade,…

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