Forte de São João Baptista

Its construction began in the end of the XVI century, being concluded in the next century. In 1832-33, during the Porto siege, it served as a storing and protection spot. Fortification with defence elements placed at the angles and meant to protect it from flank attacks, with a big defensive capacity. In the beginning of the XIX century, an urban change covered the set with rocks, withdrawing the castle from the mouth.

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4150-196,Porto

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Monuments near Forte de São João Baptista

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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