Fortaleza de Santa Catarina

Rectangular fortress with a turret at each angle, based on a high and steep rock. Inside there is a small chapel in honor of Santa Catarina. It works as access to the beach/marina of Portimão through a staircase and provides beautiful views over the sea and the marina.


Avenida Tomás Cabreira, 4


  • Difficult external parking
  • Castles & Fortresses
  • Visitable (no guide), Bar/snack-bar
  • True

Monuments near Fortaleza de Santa Catarina

Morabito de São João

Architectural testimony of Arab civilization. Quadrangular with four has pinnacles at each corner and a cupola surmounting the dome.

Busto de Simon Bolívar

Small bronze bust that pays tribute to Simon Bolivar, the great liberator of Venezuela. It is located in the Centre of the roundabout with the same name, based…

Capela de São José

This Chapel is located in the city's old quarter, in face of the shipyards and the Largo da Barca, where there was a boat to cross the River before the constru…

Chafariz da Praça 1º de Maio

Round fountain with a large fountain, located in the center of a square. Around there is a pleasant garden area with some banks.

Ermida de Santa Catarina

Small chapel dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria, located inside the forte de Santa Catarina. The gothic stone portal.

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