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Fortaleza de Sao Miguel

Calcada de Sao Miguel, Luanda, Angola
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US$ 175.00*
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Day tour of Luanda: Culture, Landmarks and History
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“great view” (6 reviews)
“civil war” (6 reviews)
“luanda bay” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Calcada de Sao Miguel, Luanda, Angola
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best views over Luanda Marginal, and the easiest to visit. The entrance costs 100AKZ per visitor, and its a must visit spot. Has some (not too) old military vehicles and a few status from the Portuguese period.

Thank 287pefe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fort is very well kept, and holds a very interesting collection of war vehicles and guns. Inside the fort you can see very beautiful Portuguese tiles showing part of the local history, and artifacts from local tribes, with their history. Marvelous for kids!

Thank PauloProto
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Cost me next to nothing to get in. It was nice to walk around for a bit and take in the view. This is a military museum with a number of cars, cannons, etc. All in Portuguese, so I didn’t understand the narrative much. That...More

Thank Benoit R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Good history, old military planes, cannons, etc. Its a nice walk up the hill from the Marginal. After visiting here head to the Ilha for a good meal.

Thank golfer0162
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Forts come and go. This one is littered with cannons. There is a nice display of captured S African weapons, together with some juicy epithets.

Thank TempleofPeace
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Nice view of the Luanda City. It was organized, clean and safe. Represent a short part of the history of Angola.

Thank Marta C
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I'm not a very big fan of museums to be honest but this one was actually fun to be in. There is a lot of space for the kids to run around without breaking anything. Since it was a fortress, there all of these little...More

Thank _salmaeliela
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

You will enjoy the view over central Luanda and the island of Mussolo. The museum gives a good introduction to the history of Luanda vid focus on 1960-1990 i.e. the liberation struggle and the civil war. Lots of photos of prominent persons as well as...More

Thank Abundance_of_miles
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Fortaleza de Sao Miguel is surely one of the top attractions in Luanda and a good rainy day activity too.

Thank Happy R
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Its the old colonial fort overlooking luanda. It's been redone and now open to tourists at a very low price. Great views, great fotos and learn some of the history of Angola. Make sure to get the iconic picture of you holding the hand of...More

1  Thank VincentRvanH
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Response from antonio e | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I believe it is open but I can not assure it is. However, even if it's closed, you will not waste your time going there, since there are some interesting displays of war vehicles, two war airplanes, and wall... More