Forte ou Castelo de Santiago da Barra

It is believed that this place has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as indicated by numerous findings. The first fortification would date from the reign of Dom Afonso III, although the most likely date is from the 15th century. During the reign of King João II and/or King Manuel I, the medieval castle and the Torre da Roqueta were rebuilt. In 1700 and 1799, during the reign of Philip II, it underwent further repairs and reconstructions. Attesting to these works, a rococo royal coat of arms stands out over one of the main doors.


Rua de Santiago da Barra
4900-357,Viana do Castelo


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Monuments near Forte ou Castelo de Santiago da Barra

Capela de Nossa Senhora das Candeias

Located by the docks, it was builtunder the invocation of the Santo Homem Bom, patron saint of tailors and silk spinners. It has a stone, dated 1944, that test…

Capela de Santa Catarina

Located about 50 metres away from the fishing docks. In its interior, we find wax ex-votos and miniatures of sailboats.

Capela de Santiago

The main façade has the image of Saint Jack. In the interior, thre is an image of the 1700s portraying Our Lady with Jesus as a Child, as well as an image of S…

Capela de São Roque

This chapel stands out for its simplicity. In the interior, a special note to the blackwood and to Saint Roque's image of the 1700s, as well as the pulpit and …

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