Forte de São Julião da Barra

This fortress, built in a strategic point that allowed a dominance of the inlet's entrance, was one one of the most important Portuguese war fortresses. Inspired by the 1500s Italian model, it is one of the better preserved fortresses. A special note to it terraces, domed casemates and the cistern.


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Monuments near Forte de São Julião da Barra

Escultura à Porta do Mar - Nave Visionista

Sculpture located on the beach of Santo Amaro, erected in tribute to the discovery. By Luis Vieira Baptista.

Escultura O Mergulho da Baleia

Sculpture representing the tail of a whale, located in marginal of Oeiras.

Forte de Nossa Senhora das Mercês de Catalezete

In 1762, with the purpose of strengthening the defenses of the fortress of São João da Barra, proceeded to the construction of a battery consisting of a parape…

Forte de Santo Amaro / Forte do Areeiro

Similar to the Bateria das Fontainhas but more recently build, this fortress was projected at the beginning of the 20th century by the engineering major Antóni…

Forte de São João das Maias

This small 17th century fortress has a small chapel with 18th century tiles. In 1976 the fortress was given to the Armed Forces social services to be used as a…

Forte do Búgio

A fortress of the period of the Philips (kings of Spain and Portugal), its construction started in the 16th century. This unique circular fortress is na exampl…

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