Fortaleza de Armação de Pêra

The fort was built mainly to defend this site and its people. People used to travel here from Alcantarilha (the capital of the parish) in order to fish and engage in other piscatorial activities and therefore needed some protection. A chapel dedicated to the fort's patron saint was built inside the fortress in 1972, nowadays it is known as Capela de Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos (Chapel of Our lady of the Distressed).


Largo da Fortaleza
8365,Armação de Pêra


  • Difficult external parking
  • Castles & Fortresses
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