Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Luz

Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Luz

Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Luz
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,607 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
This citadel was one of numerous defence castles built by the Portuguese in the days when it had a large empire. Nice place to walk around or visit
Written 1 July 2023
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johnhp702
Derby, UK18,583 contributions
Nov 2022
Take a walk around the outside admiring the fortifications then enter the courtyard which has various sculptures and a few Art Galleries and the Summer Palace.
Written 19 November 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,744 contributions
Apr 2022
Come here to take some photos and to walk around the structure. It has long been an important part of the local landscape, protecting the area. Now houses government functions.
Written 27 April 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,512 contributions
Mar 2020
It is a very pleasant stroll up the slope that leads from Ribeira Beach to the citadel. It only takes 3-4 minutes and the walk allows you to look down over the beach, the fishing boat harbour and the marina. It’s well worth doing.
Entry to the citadel is free and what you see here are the original heavy-duty defensive walls, a tower and fort. The walls were built between 1410-1415 to protect against potential invasion and attacks. As further insurance, they added the tower of St Anthony in 1488 and the fort of Nossa Senhora de Luz (Our Lady of Light) in 1595. The fort was ordered by King Philip I and was designed by an Italian, Captain Fratino. It’s an unusual and rare design with a triangular shape. This makes quite dramatic and interesting angular shots for photos.
In addition to the military defences, there is also a sunny, central courtyard with several outdoor sculptures where you can sit for a coffee. The royal summer palace, added by King Luis I in the 1800s, sits within the walls too but it can only be visited at certain times and with a guide.
Written 27 January 2021
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malc1005
Kettering, UK4,723 contributions
Nov 2019
A nice fortress to take a look around, very multi functional now, but still keeps its history. Well worth a visit.
Written 6 December 2019
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,607 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
The old castle was obviously a large fortification in its day. It is now a multi functional area with a palace, hotel,restaurant and shops. Also home to many great street art sculptures.
Written 14 July 2019
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Llewellyn53
Melbourne, Australia4,203 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
It's not really much to see when you have seen so many coastal forts before but it is in Cascais and the walls are high, the views are nice overlooking the marina and it is a piece of history so if you don't have much to do its worth a visit.
Written 9 October 2018
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Nice for walking and visit the fortress, nice terrace to take pictures; historic fortress built on a rocky coastal and is from the 17th century; to stroll by good weather.
Written 17 April 2018
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Cath020188590
Amsterdam, The Netherlands290 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
Impressive fortress. Entrance is free. There are some shops and restaurants and a very attractive looking luxury hotel.
Written 20 March 2016
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NealPetersen
Charleston330 contributions
Jan 2016
Nice place to walk around particularly late afternoon. Sometimes inside the fort they have special events like the one we went to some years back where they had a tight rope walker / model balancing a ladder on the tight rope and climbing a few rungs while a long hair violinist played amazing music. I have walked to the marina behind the fort so may times over the years to look back at the bay and the Hotel Baia.
Written 2 February 2016
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