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Reis Magos Fortress

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Address: Avenida Cafe Filho, s/n | Praia do Forte, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59025-280, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Take a free tour of this well-maintained fortress built to protect Brazil...

Take a free tour of this well-maintained fortress built to protect Brazil from foreign invaders in the 17th century.

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We went here on the public bus from Ponta Negra, despite speaking no Portuguese the locals were friendly telling us which bus to get and where to get off. The fort is worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

An amazing part of brazilian history! A fort from the XVI century, the turist guides are excellent, worth every minute spent there.

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Thank Fernando S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice fort with a lot of history but unfortunately there wasn't any guide who could tell me the history. The guides couldn't speak english, such a shame because it could be a very interesting experience. I hope they will make it more accesible. The view was worth to take a visit tho!

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Thank Elien D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This visit is a must if you come to Natal. You can either get there yourself or use the Mar Azul Day City Tour which includes this visit plus other amazing sites. We took the Mar Azul City Tour and this fort was our first stop. The free guided tour inside the fort is very interesting and complete. They allow... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I really enjoy that this is part of this city history, although today it has been really modified to fit tourist needs , you can still see more-less how it worked 400 years ago. I would recomend to find a friend who know the history of it.

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This fort was built to defend the continent from invasions from the East. It is star shaped and named for the Three Wise Men. Construction started on the Epiphany in 1599. It is located near the city of Natal. Once dropped of by a bus, there are stalls to buy souvenirs then there is a long walk out to the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Well, if you know anything about Natal, you would know that it is a historical city in regards to it's relationship with the United States. I would recommend going to this fort which is the furthest east point in Brazil. It is very cool. However, as is anything with Brazil in general, please demonstrate caution because unless you are accompanied... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

I know it is very old but there did not seem to be a lot going on to preserve this fort. It actually seems to be the opposite with people not caring about how it looks or what it meant. A shame seeing as how the view is so great and it has so much meaning and history to Natal.

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Martos, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We went here on the public bus from Ponta Negra, despite speaking no Portuguese the locals were friendly telling us which bus to get and where to get off. The fort is worth seeing and offers great views, in a unique setting on the mouth of the river. I fell over a small wall here and badly hurt my ankle.... More 

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Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Due to the bad maintenance and the dangerous(!) situation they are going to close it for public. Do not visit it when being alone, having watch, camera, bag when it is still open! The walk to the fort is dangerous! There are young bandits working in groups!!

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Thank Marijan W
Banff, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

This place is sad! If it was in the US, Canada or the UK, it would have been restored, but folks, we are in Brazil! The entry fee we paid to access this fort is definitely not going towards maintaining the place! All canons are rusted, signage is faulty, i.e.: won's bathroom, instead of "men's" - had a good laugh...... More 

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