Fortaleza de Santa Catarina

Fortress of rectangular plant and with a tower at each angle, based on a high and rugged rock. Inside there is a small chapel in honour of Santa Catarina. Serves as access to the beach\/marina de Portimão via a staircase and offers beautiful views of the sea and the marina.

Contacts


Avenida Tomás Cabreira, 4
8500-802,Portimão

    Characteristics


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

Monuments near Fortaleza de Santa Catarina

Rua Infante Dom Henrique, Alvor

Morabito de São João


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

Rotunda Simon Bolívar, Portimão

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…

Rua Doutor José Falcão, Portimão

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…

Praça 1º de Maio, Portimão

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.

Avenida Tomàs Cabreira, Portimão

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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