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Sao Tiago Fort

Rua Portao de Sao Tiago 21, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 213 348
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Pleasant but not much to see

We spent less than an hour having a wander round. Entry was 3 euros to get in. We appreciate that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sam H
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Swanley, United Kingdom
Interesting Fort

We enjoyed looking around the fort and the views from the bay. Given a good booklet with the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
YorkshireStormy
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Yorkshire
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  • Average32%
  • Poor9%
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Rua Portao de Sao Tiago 21, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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+351 291 213 348
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent less than an hour having a wander round. Entry was 3 euros to get in. We appreciate that whilst it holds an historic place in Funchal, there was nothing much to see and there was very little exhibitions to see.

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed looking around the fort and the views from the bay. Given a good booklet with the history of the fort which was very good.

Thank YorkshireStormy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fort is next to our hotel. Paid 3 euro each for entry and disappointed as not much to see - better views from our hotel balcony

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to the sister restaurants before.The Goya and The Mozart.The food was extremel The young chefs there made some lovely food.The chocolate fondant was delicious.The head waiter was good as was one of the waitresses called Sandra.The rest of the staff need a...More

Thank patlliber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We fell upon this by accident. Not the most exciting fort, but some lovely photo opportunities and is very pretty. Inexpensive to enter, so well worth a look.

Thank Doobydoo4
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Minimal entrance fee but lacks any historical displays. Entrance near restaurant (not obvious). Staff friendly and leaflet given out. Personally would not recommend a visit.

Thank UKMrsB1966
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Still don't know what this was supposed to be. It had rooms inside with different things on display but not what you would associate with a fort eg photos of icecream sellers, archaeological digs. Still trying to figure it out!

Thank 242JackieH
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We walked along the seafront, and found the glorious Fort - painted bright mustard yellow, with the typical Funchal 'terracotta' red, it was stunning against the bright blue sky. Interesting architectural features - arches above arches - and a sense of ancient times when this...More

1  Thank L B
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Visited this on a free entry day. There were no signs saying what the place was except one sign pointing to the cells. But eventually found our way to the battlements for great views

Thank Janetonly23
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The fort is lovely and easy to find as right on the front. You can walk around very easily to explore. There is also an amazing restaurant within its walls and you can have a meal inside, or on the turrets or in courtyard. Good...More

Thank SimplyErica
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