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This was a fairly large fortress. It was on the Atlantic ocean and the Duro River meet. It’s in fairly rough shape nowadays. It has not been well-maintained and there’s almost no infrastructure to support the tourism but did you let you go in and look around in portions of it.
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....... located on the sea front just after the Douro river reaches the Atlantic ocean. A nice place to wander along - an interesting residential area as opposed to a sea front overtly touristy make up. The fortress is historically relevant and has been effectively maintained.
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This is an old fortress and there isn't really much to see, as there is not much that survives. It was built in the late 16th, early 17th centuries, 1570 to 1647. The original purpose was to provide a defence system against enemy attack. It probably did that for a while, but now
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Originally built at the waters edge the sea has gradually moved the sand to place this old fort some way back. This fort was the first to be built in a star shape
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Solid and impressive low level C16th - C17th fortification, which is now exclusively in the hands of the military. i believe that there is no public access to this fort - however further up the sands, the Queijo Fort (Sao Francisco Xavier ) is open. This is the kind of robust
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