Forte de São Francisco Xavier / Castelo do Queijo

Built in 1662, in a place called “do Queijo”, to protect the city from the Spanish Fleet. Surrounded by a moat, it presents watch-boxes at the corners. Inside it is the governor’s residence at the time and a chapel. Nowadays it is the stage for many temporary exhibitions.


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Monuments near Forte de São Francisco Xavier / Castelo do Queijo

Avenida da Boavista, Porto

Monumento ao Empresário

The Monumento do Empresário (a tribute to the Porto’s great businessmen) is at the beginning of the Marechal Gomes da Costa Avenue. It was created in the begin…

Rua das Condominhas, Porto

Igreja de São Martinho de Lordelo

Characteristic temple from the end of the XVIII century, covered with azulejos (tiles) on the exterior. The front is sided by two strong bell towers and ended …

Largo de Dom João III, Porto

Estátua a Afonso de Albuquerque

Stone statue by Diogo de Macedo, built in 1930. It is at the Largo de D. João III, at the Bairro Gomes da Costa.

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