Forte ou Castelo de Santiago da Barra

Of the fortress, the Roqueta Tower, manuelin, is the oldest construction. In it there are the Cross of Christ and the manuelin armillary sphere. The structur of the fortress is of military architecture. The wall, with a pentagonal plan, has a system of triangular stronghold and was designed by Filipe de Terzi. In the interior, one can read the date 1596.


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


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Monuments near Forte ou Castelo de Santiago da Barra

Rua Manuel Espregueira, 212, Viana do Castelo

Rua de Santa Teresa, 9, Viana do Castelo

Largo Vasco da Gama, Viana do Castelo

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…

Rua Alves Cerqueira, Viana do Castelo

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.

Rua de Santiago, Viana do Castelo

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…

Rua Dona Amélia de Morais, Viana do Castelo

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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