Castelo da Torre de Garcia D'Avila

Castelo da Torre de Garcia D'Avila

Castelo da Torre de Garcia D'Avila
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Silvio P
Sao Paulo, SP50 contributions
Dec 2019
These ruins of a former castle stand on the top of a hill overlooking the sea. It worth a visit, especially late afternoon, when you can appreciate the sunset. It is pretty well preserved, with sidewalks in the first floor where you can take pictures of the castle having the sea as background. If the store is opened, buy the book which tells the history of the castle, with also beautiful pictures.
Written 22 December 2019
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Rafael G
Sao Paulo, SP53 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
This is a nice place to visit if you are at Praia do Forte or around. The ruins of a medieval castle that commanded a huge state in the 16 and 17th centuries.
Written 13 November 2018
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Jason S
Frederick, MD374 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We were not going to visit here at first because of the lack of English speaking people on the property. But we did stop here with our ATV Tour Guide. So we employed Google Translate and are so glad we did.
We would have missed a wonderful artifact of the past and a glimpse of how Bahia was discovered by the Portuguese how settlements began.
Written 30 September 2018
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OilyAmerican
Manheim, PA22 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
My fiancee and I toured this site in Dec '16 and found it to be impressive and interesting.
Unfortunately, due to the current state of affairs, the site and the road leading to it are in desperate need of maintenance. The dirt entrance road was a bit of an obstacle course due to heavy rain washed gullies. Park employees were at a minimum, and the overall impression was that it had been years since any upkeep had been done, except for mowing the grass.On the positive side, the Chapel was in good repair and the views of the ocean were spectacular. Hopefully, once the government gets situated, funding will be available to upgrade this unique historical site.
Written 18 February 2017
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Ricardo B
Miami, FL2,968 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
In a good day, coming to these ruins can make a great half a day because while the castle ruins are interesting pee se, the surroundings and the views from the beach are amazing too. Guide recommended
Written 22 November 2016
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Lucylovestravel
Presidente Prudente, SP688 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Historical place with so much to teach for the kids about the colonization period in Brasil. Great structure with some informative pictures aboit the resatauration of this castle, one of the biggest in lately Bahia.
We get a ride in a 4x4 quadricicle and were a great experience and adventure for the kids.
Hightly recomend !
Written 29 July 2016
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FOSheye
Estepona, Spain187 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
They initiated the castle in 1551 and there is very good explanation about the history at the castle, just only in Portuguese! Not easy to be foreign tourist in Brazil, very few places you get info in other languages than Portuguese! Anyway the castle can be recommended also due to its fantastic location with a beautiful view to the beach and the Pojuca river!
Written 27 February 2016
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Tgamb
14 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
The Castle was fascinating and a great place to visit but make sure you have a guide who speaks your language. Our hotel, Tivoli, offered tours only for the price of the bus ride and also provided us a guide who spoke English. Without her, the trip would not have been nearly as interesting since the visitor center signs are in Portuguese and didn't provide nearly as much information as our guide. The overall trip takes about 1.5 hours and you get to walk through the house. It is so neat the way they have it set up. Only the chapel is restored but you can walk through the ruins of the house which seems pretty rare to me. They have also put in stairs and platforms so you can go up to the second floor. Only a 10 minute bus ride from our hotel, this is definitely a historic gem of Praia do Forte.
Written 17 June 2015
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ninaferrazdeandrade
Lisbon, Portugal16 contributions
May 2014 • Family
Now in ruins, it was the house of a portuguese nobleman that owned these lands when portuguese first arrived in Brazil, Is a big palace with chapel and you have a fantastic view to the sea and palm trees. it was in a high place so they could see the enemy arriving.
Written 30 December 2014
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Hague-expat124
Reading, UK52 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
As one of the first surviving Portuguese buildings it has lots of historic relevance. We stayed at the Eco hotel nearby and they provided a guide. There seemed to be no English info without this.
A few facts that struck me. Highest point for long way, hence used as observation point to warn Salvador of approaching attacks.
Built by a soldier who was given land to farm/ develop as long as paid taxes to Portugal. Continued to develop and gain more land, until at peak controlled 10% of what is now Brazil. Family kept it close over 10 generations. Was key centre for whaling trade, whales landed at the ruins at beach below, in the Eco hotel grounds.....
Written 5 August 2014
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