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Museu Militar dos Acores

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Address: Forte de S. Bras - Av. Infante D. Henrique, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-150, Portugal
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Fort and Museum

The fort is the most interesting aspect of the site. There was a Nov 11 service while we were there. The views from the top are wonderful

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

was a nice old fort but to much attention to angola conflict and not about the history of the actual fort

Thank lendawson
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Armaments on display and examples of cannons on the ramparts, but aside from the extremely pleasant guard/entrance monitor, not too much there.

Thank Rocashoc
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I did not expect to see so many historic weapons, instruments, medical devices, vehicles, etc. The cost to enter is minimal and there is just so much to see. Perfect on any day, but a good place to spend a few hours on a rainy day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The fort is the most interesting aspect of the site. There was a Nov 11 service while we were there. The views from the top are wonderful

Thank cfxjw
Fonthill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This military museum was on the doorstep of our hotel we walked past it everyday. Decided to stop in to pass some time. It was a real treat, 3 euros to get in, lots of military equipment you could touch and fell. Long tunnel like hallway feels like a bomb shelter. Nice view of the harbour from the upper level.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Small military oriented museum and historic fort. The exhibits are well laid out and accessible with minimal English translations. The fort provides you with a panoramic view of that part of the city but very little view of the bay. A modern port now occupies the area between the fort and the modern bay. If you visit Ponta Delgada you... More 

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Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My wife and I both had a great time walking around the fort and seeing all of the many interesting displays. We climbed up to the top and strolled around the walls and took in the wonderful sights . A bargain at only 3 euros each

Thank Mark K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Great tour. And only 3€. I was surprised to see how many pieces of military equipment from around the world are available to see. The views from the top offer great views of both the east and west sides of Ponta Delgada.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Fee was 3 Euro per person Fort built in 1756 Full of Uniforms worn by the Portuguese Military and Equipment used in Angola and other wars Nice view of the harbor The tour is self guided with signage in English Nice 1 hour rainy day activity

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I was surprised to discover such a historical fortress still in active use as well as housing important historical artifacts. It has a commanding position at the harbourfront and provides excellent views from the ramparts. Uniforms and weaponry from colonial past to present are on display and the current Military are on duty at the gates as well as within.

Thank TorontoRover

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