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Massive Fort above the oldest Christian Church in the Southern Hemisphere

The Fort was built by the Portuguese to protect their trade route opened up in the early 16th... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Huge Fort with Stunning Views and Loads of Character

This is one of the key sites to visit on Mozambique Island and can be combined (ticket wise with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Fort was built by the Portuguese to protect their trade route opened up in the early 16th century from Asia to Europe. Not only spices were traded, but everything the Far East and India had to offer. Among them a rich haul of Ming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the key sites to visit on Mozambique Island and can be combined (ticket wise with the Governor's Palace Museum). The fort's history is long and fascinating which we recommend you invest some time in exploring before you head over. The fort...More

Thank mbaas
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This fort was as many other medieval and colonial forts a place of defence & also later a place from where slaves were either detained or as place of final departure for many poor souls. Also a place which ships the ingenious engineering skills of...More

1  Thank johanniec19
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

When we visited the fort it was a little bit over grown with weeds and there was rubbish about. For a place that charges admission fees it should be at a better standard.

Thank Wazbot3000
Reviewed 1 March 2017

...however this huge historical landmark obviously does not receive the attention and respect it deserves! There are no real guides trained to accompany visitors (those available give very limited and approximate information) and there are no panels in the fort to complement the scarce information...More

Thank Marylene S
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The place is very interesting...Experience spoiled as the visit is not guided. You pay for the entry at the Governor's Palace and are lead to explore the Fort on your own.

Thank Yara C
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Expansive structure that is a great relic of Portuguese rule. We had a guide from Ilha Blue who filled in all the facts. I recommend a guide or you have to fill in the blanks on your own. Good views from the top!

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 January 2017

A huge place to spend time wandering around. We discoverecd the complex water collection system on the roof.

Thank Katesgrove
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Our guide for Ilha showed us through Fort Sao Sebastian. Our guide was not affiliated with the Fort, I'm not sure how you tour the Fort on you own (or how to get a guide just for the Fort). There is a lot of dark...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Imagine having an entire fort to yourself - scrambling up the stairs, hiding in rooms that seem to have been vacant for years, peering over the walls to the water crashing on the rocks below. You can't help but feel like an adventurer or kid...More

Thank Lawrence D
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